Angel S, Hyman G M, 1970, "Urban velocity fields" Environment and Planning 2(2) 211 – 224
Download citation data in RIS format
Urban velocity fields
S Angel, G M Hyman
Received 15 January 1970
Abstract. The city is not an undifferentiated terrain and travel does not occur along straight-line paths at constant velocities. Variations in travel velocities at different locations bend the minimum time paths away from regions of high congestion. This paper discusses a transformation of the urban plane into a time surface on which distance corresponds to travel time, and describes the construction of minimum paths and isochrones for various velocity fields.
This view of the urban transportation system allows us to discover some of the important features which are often hidden in a network description of the system.
Full-text PDF size: 1099 Kb
Your computer (IP address: 220.127.116.11) has not been recognised as being on a network authorised to view the full text or references of this article. This content is part of our deep back archive. If you are a member of a university library that has a subscription to the journal, please contact your serials librarian (subscriptions information).