1st June 2020

As we come out of lockdown, towns and cities are rethinking the way people use them, prioritising walking and cycling over driving and, in some cases, public transport. 

Space Syntax is supporting towns and cities worldwide with mobility planning tools that use a straightforward and affordable methodology to address the new need for physical distancing.
First, we rapidly establish the “mobility hierarchy” of an urban centre, using Spatial Accessibility Models to identify the most convenient route networks for walking and cycling and, therefore, the place to focus investment in change. 

Next we measure the “mobility capacity” of the network under the new social distancing requirements. This helps to identify capacity pinch points and pathway overlaps that need special priority.  

Our analysis drives the creation of “mobility strategies” for safe & comfortable transport. These strategies use evidence and analysis to rebalance street space to the needs of pedestrians & cyclists. In doing so, they address the challenges of climate resilience, public health & socio-economic inequality, with a robust vision for change.