Roads colored by orientation
The figure below shows the roads in Brasília colored by orientation. Beautiful rainbow patterns but
a horrible not exactly a great experience for pedestrians though. These maps were created using a really neat interactive tool developed by
Andrei Kashcha &
@mitsuchi using data from OpenStreetMap.
You can try it on other cities here or check the
source code. Hat tip
If you’re interested on the topic of street network configuration and urban morphology, you should have a look at Geoff Boeing‘s work, in case you haven’t already. In this paper, in particular, Geoff analyzes street network orientation and entropy in 100 cities around the world.