Morphology of travel routes and the organization of cities

@article{Lee2017MorphologyOT,
  title={Morphology of travel routes and the organization of cities},
  author={Minjin Lee and Hugo Barbosa and Hyejin Youn and Petter Holme and Gourab Ghoshal},
  journal={Nature Communications},
  year={2017},
  volume={8}
}
The city is a complex system that evolves through its inherent social and economic interactions. Mediating the movements of people and resources, urban street networks offer a spatial footprint of these activities. Of particular interest is the interplay between street structure and its functional usage. Here, we study the shape of 472,040 spatiotemporally optimized travel routes in the 92 most populated cities in the world, finding that their collective morphology exhibits a directional bias… 

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