Is it possible to escape traffic in Brussels? With this map you can explore the places that are the furthest away from busy streets
Is it possible to escape traffic in a big city? With this map you can explore the places in Brussels that are furthest away from busy streets.
The retreat locations were calculated at the level of city blocks, i.e. areas completely surrounded by streets. The data is based on OpenStreetMap. The data set contains all streets that are used by cars. In the data set, the streets are only given as lines with no exact description of their width. For this reason, a minimum width was assumed for the calculation: 2.6 meters - this figure is based on the maximum permitted width for cars in Europe. The centers of the circles represent the most remote points of a road block. Based on the calculations, deviations of about 2.5 meters may occur.
You can find a tutorial on how to make your own retreat map on this github repo of mine.