The location of parking sites using Space Syntax: The case study of Leghorn
Parking sites are the very place where pedestrian and vehicular flows are inevitably to match, interface and overlap. The purpose of this study is to use Space Syntax theories and tools, in order to verify if the implementation of these techniques could return some useful information regarding the optimal urban location of parking sites, taking the city of Leghorn as our case study. Since pedestrians and vehicles do actually use different spatial patterns on the same urban area, the idea is to consider two different grids and to analyze them with reference to a wide range of different values of radius, taking into account different transport modes as well as various trip distances. The results, finally overlapped to a real map of the city, appear to highlight this method as a useful and suitable tool for supporting the location of parking areas within the settlements.