Very simple analyses of housing layouts reveal considerable variation in road provision (i.e. percent site covered by roads etc.) from scheme to scheme, even when all other factors seem similar. A systematic analysis of the factors affecting roads in housing layouts was undertaken using simple mathematical models. Relevant factors include: site characteristics, plot characteristics, plot standards, network characteristics, and road standards. The results of this analysis illustrate the complex relationships which exist and the merits and failings of the various "measures" which are at present used to compare schemes. A method is discussed by which a designer will be able to predict the potential density which a given network type and built form can achieve on any particular site and vice versa.

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    • This article was taken from the proceedings of the summer annual meeting of the Planning and Transport Research and Computation Company, Limited, PTRC/P/95.
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    Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd

    167 Oxford Street
    London W1R 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, S
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00095762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM