Assessing the effects of spatial land use distribution in pathway network on travel pattern of citizens (Case Study: Seventh district of Qom City)

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Urban Planning, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran.


Every day, millions of urbanists have contacts with the pedestrian and vehicled networks and various types of transportation and use urban transportation to meet a range of occupational, educational, shopping, recreational, and other needs; Not all of these have the same pattern in every urban districts and they are subject to various factors and variables. A bunch of these factors is subject to the spatial configuration elements, one of the most important of which is the configuration of land use in pathway network, which has been investigated in this study. Through studies of this field, one can assess the possible consequences of land use deployment on citizens’ travel pattern and determine how they should be distributed when promoting a sustainable travel pattern. For this purpose, the seventh district of Qom city has been studied as the Central Business District (C. B. D). The research process is descriptive-analytic and library and field studies are used to collect information. To analyze the data and test the hypotheses, Pearson correlation test and accordingly the multivariable regression analysis was implemented and computer software such as Gis, Spss Depth Map was used. The findings of the research indicate that there is a meaningful relationship between the urban travel pattern and the pattern of land use in the city and the study area.