The researchers showed how to look like the streets of Ukrainian cities
Compare streets of Kiev and Odessa. Photo: medium.com
Analyzed the street network of the regional centers and the histogram of directions.
Analyzed the street network of the regional centers of Ukraine and created a histogram of their directions. Similar studies were previously done for U.S. cities and some States ‘ capitals.
“Aparna” has carried out an analysis of the street networks of Ukrainian cities.
And look directions of the streets 25 largest cities in the United States. Photo: medium.com
Most American cities are planned and built in the so-called “gippodamovoy system”, when the city consists of equivalent blocks which are formed by a network of perpendicular streets directed from North to South or from West to East. Such planning has developed in ancient times and gained popularity during the formation of the United States.
American city built on so-called “gippodamovoy system.” Photo: medium.com
But there are cities where the streets were built radially or in a mixed system due to topography. As an example, Boston and Charlotte.
European cities were more likely to be “chaotic” planning, since the main factors in the formation of the city, and it was a relief, and historical conditions of development. The city is constantly re-planned.
Boston was built by the radial-mixed system. Photo: medium.com
Ukrainian cities also have complex chaotic layout. The most distinguished Cherkassy, part of the streets of the Podol to the Central part of Odessa, Kherson, Nikolaev.
Cherkassy is touched by the wave of mass redevelopment in the early nineteenth century. Photo: medium.com
These cities and parts of cities most touched by the wave of massive redevelopment in the early nineteenth century, when historically formed streets formed a well-defined and smooth blocks. This has affected planning, including urban planning and development under the leadership of William Hastie.
A comparison of the networks of the streets of Lviv, Sumy and onward. Photo: medium.com
The chart plotted in polar coordinates, every street is divided into segments from intersection to intersection, is determined by the predominant direction of plot, as well as its length. Further, all added up, and the length of the petal chart shows the relative length of all streets in this direction, – said the researchers.
Most of the streets of Cherkasy is directed from North-East to South-West and North-West to South-East, according to the chart they are similar to the American Manhattan. Photo: medium.com