Connectivity and Public Transport

This articles illustrates an innovative analytic methodology that Systematica experimented within the awarded consortium for Moscow River Competition. Systematica focused the analysis in two main field of research: 1) connectivity of the road network and 2) public transport accessibility. These spatial qualities have been used to categorized and classify the different intervention areas and define typological intervention strategies.

On the one hand, Connectivity (image above) indicates to what extent one route is interrelated to the rest of the road network. Empirical studies demonstrated that routes with higher Connectivity degree are those with the highest recorded number of trips and passages. This indicates high traffic flows on main connections at urban scale or vibrant pedestrian activities in local context.


On the other hand, Public Transport Accessibility Level (image above) shows what are the main polarities that can be reached with sustainable transportation means, while identifying the areas that are poorly served by public transportation and requires an increase in the service.

Classification of intervention areas

Each intervention area is therefore classified with a specific level of Connectivity and PTAL as shown in the chart above.

Categories of ports, clusters and related characteristics

Different ports’ categories has been identified based on the chart on the right. The chart showd the classification of the Ports from a mobility point of view. The categories range from those with a very high degree of accessibility (top-right) to the most inaccessible places (down-left).