The Effects of Configurational and Functional Factors on the Spatial Distribution of Pedestrians

  • Yoav LermanEmail author
  • Itzhak Omer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


The research presented here deals with pedestrian movement in two adjacent areas located in the city of Tel-Aviv that were established in different periods and according to different city planning doctrines: pre-modern and modern urban planning. Consequently, these areas differ in the street network spatial-configurational attributes and in the functional built environment attributes. Statistical and geographical analysis showed that in spite of their physical proximity, the two areas examined in this study differed significantly in the volume and the geographical distribution of pedestrian movement as well as in the explaining attributes of this distribution. It was found that in pre-modern environment, pedestrian movement is more predictable and has higher correlation to the spatial-configurational attributes of street network than in modern environment. The findings of this research can contribute to a greater understanding of the factors that shape pedestrian movement in pre-modern and modern urban environments.


Street Network Street Segment Local Choice Public Transit Western Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael

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