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Scientists analysed the best and worst cities to travel around


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Scientists analysed the best and worst cities to travel around

Environment 12 December 2019 By Alice Klein Bangkok in Thailand is a poorly connected city according to the analysisMongkol Chuewong/Getty ImagesStreet layouts have a major influence on people’s decisions to drive or travel by foot, according to the first global analysis of street connectivity. The findings could be used by urban planners to design cities…

Scientists analysed the best and worst cities to travel around


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12 December 2019

By Alice Klein

Top view of Highway road junctions at night. The Intersecting freeway road overpass the eastern outer ring road of Bangkok, Thailand.

Bangkok in Thailand is a poorly connected city according to the analysis

Mongkol Chuewong/Getty Images

Street layouts have a major influence on people’s decisions to drive or travel by foot, according to the first global analysis of street connectivity. The findings could be used by urban planners to design cities with lower climate impacts.

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Christopher Barrington-Leigh at McGill University in Canada and Adam Millard-Ball at the University of California, Santa Cruz, assessed the connectivity of street networks in different cities by counting the numbers of intersections, streets radiating off each intersection, dead ends and loops, and measuring the straightness …

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