Raster Based Walkability Index Mapping of Shopping Malls in Istanbul
Track: Urban and Regional Planning
Authors: Buket Aysegul Ozbakir, Rumeysa Ceylan, Isil Erol, Hatice Korkulu
A majority of literature in walkability analysis focus on straight-line calculations. However with the use of walkability raster surfaces through network distance buffers, more realistic measures can be achieved. This paper aims to develop a walkability index for 110 shopping malls in Istanbul through incorporating a direct measure of street connectivity. The results reveal low, medium, high and exceptionally high levels of walkability surfaces for the shopping malls in Istanbul.