This paper explores the potentials of applying Space Syntax on transport performance analysis. The case study is the Federal District (Brazil) and its 19 Administrative Regions, considering its urban road system. Based on Simple Linear Regressions, the study investigates the effects of urban configuration (different integration degrees) on the average time spent in car trips. Integration measures are calculated using traditional configurational procedures as well as topo‐geometric ones. Findings point that while regular topological measures have produced low regressions, topo‐geometric measures have shown much better results. Finally, it is suggested that more integrated and compact road systems (in topological and geometrical terms) tend to provide an urban configuration more efficient regarding urban motorized transportation performance.
Pereira, R. H. M., Holanda, F. R. B., Medeiros, V. A. S., & Barros, A. P. B. G. (2012). The Use of Space Syntax in Urban Transport Analysis: Limits and Potentials. In Proceedings of the 8th International Space Syntax Symposium. Santiago de Chile: PUC. Retrieved from http://sss8.cl/8214.pdf