Source: adapted from A. Bertaud (2001) Metropolis: A Measure of the
Spatial Organization of 7 Large Cities.
Possible Urban Movement Patterns
Cities can structurally be classified as polycentric (more common) or monocentric and major flows as organized or disorganized (more common).
Flows can be classified as primary, reflecting main road and
transit corridors converging towards main employment and
population areas and as secondary often linking sub centers.
Cities with a higher level of reliance on public transit tend to be monocentric
with a higher level of organized flows, while cities
depending more on the automobile tend to be polycentric with a more
disorganized structure of flows.