Figure 2.

Comparison of environments with: a) a grid street pattern with high-connectivity; b) a poorly connected street network. Terms: accessibility, connectivity, walkability. Figure 2 demonstrates the differences between high street-network connectivity (Figure 2a) that would provide a more direct route between a origin and destination compared to low street-network connectivity with many cul-de-sacs and dead-ends (Figure 2b) which reduces the directness travel routes.

Thornton et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 8:71   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-71
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