The Impact of Passages on Street Connectivity in Commercial Areas: The case of Besiktas market area in Istanbul

Dilek Yildiz Ozkan, Asli Cekmis*

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Passages, an important and conventional building typology of the urban fabric, are about to disappear in today’s globalized cities. Previous researches theoretically assume that passages allow continuous flow of public spaces, support accessibility, and enhance street vitality. However, there is not enough evidence to prove their potential for improving connectivity. This study aims to investigate how passages affect street connectivity physically and visually and thus how they improve spatial integration in street networks. The field study was conducted in a small-scale commercial market area, in which there are many interconnected passages. The methodology consists of axial, segment and visibility graph analyses of space syntax, and a systematic observation of pedestrian volume and route choices. Our findings suggest that passages increase physical and visual connectivity and spatial integration by providing many diverse, short, and alternative routes for movement within the street network. However, the findings also showed that the effective use of the passages is predominantly associated with their spatial attributes. As long as passages have short and direct corridors, providing connections in different directions, they can contribute to the accessibility of streets and the vitality of cities.

Orijinal dilİngilizce
Makale numarası12088
DergiArchitecture, City and Environment
Hacim18
Basın numarası54
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Yayın durumuYayınlandı - 1 Şub 2024

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