Evaluating Accessibility to parking lots

A store owner in an area where public transportation network is not very developed wants to grasp his store’s site condition considering car access, because residents of such an area usually move by private car. In this situation, evaluating accessibility for parking lots must not be overlooked. In this article, we will show a simulation for evaluating accessibility to parking lots. There are 7 Ome municipal parking lots and 6 private parking lots in this area. The following illustration represents mapping of these parking lots. In the simulation, we presume that visitors of this area park their cars in the closest parking lot from the present place. We set initial condition […]

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Evaluating Openness index of streets.

We can consider “Openness of street” as one conventional comfort index. In order to evaluate this index, we emit rays from a certain point, and calculate the number of rays which can reach the sky without being obstructed by the other buildings or trees. By carrying out calculations on whole points in a street, we can draw a distribution of “Openness index”. This Openness index is useful for simulate the influence toward surround buildings, and we can use this simulation when designing new buildings.    

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