Route Structure Analysis

Route Structure Analysis


S Marshall, Bartlett School of Planning, UK



This paper presents a new method of characterising kinds of network and route type, based on the analysis of route structure. This Route Structure Analysis (RSA) offers an alternative to existing methods for representing and analysing street networks. The method is essentially a form of ?structural analysis? rather than ?flow analysis?. Therefore, while the method offers a means of ?modelling? the structure of a street network, in terms of its description, this paper does not address the modelling nor prediction of network movements. However, this kind of ?structural analysis? could have applications to other kinds of network or structure.


Association for European Transport