|User Outcome||Human scale|
To measure the walking and cycling permeability of the road network, reflecting the walkability and connectivity of an area.
Intersection density is a method of assessing one aspect of a built environment. The density of intersections relays information about street design and connectivity, both of which impact walkability. High intersection density may correspond to more walkable environments that promote healthy lifestyles.
This indicator will support practitioners to understand the extent to which an urban area permits ease of movement for people walking and cycling. Based on the outcome of the analysis, practitioners can determine whether there are ample crossing opportunities for people walking and cycling to access other parts of the network.
Practitioners can use the intersection density metric to measure the number of junction points or nodes available for people walking and cycling.
Access and Connection
Comfort and Safety
Character and Form