An Interpretation of the Recent Evolution of the City of Barcelona through the Traffic Maps

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Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) maps show, in a comprehensive way for expert as well as non-experts, the evolution of the relatively recent past (1965) until the most current image (2005). They help to analyse Barcelona’s city street network and retrace traffic congestion. The changes in the traffic patterns are due to random actions, resulting from individual liberties and voluntary planning, serving the general interest.

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K. Burckhart and J. Martín Oriol, "An Interpretation of the Recent Evolution of the City of Barcelona through the Traffic Maps," Journal of Geographic Information System, Vol. 4 No. 4, 2012, pp. 298-311. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2012.44035.

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