Analysing the flow pattern in the tourism city of Eskisehir
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyse pedestrian movement and traffic flow in one of the touristic destinations with several public spaces and buildings in the city of Eskisehir. Design/methodology/approach A direct observation method is used to study and analyse pedestrian movement pattern, public transportation routes, traffic density and amount of retail and services on location in order to determine relations between them. Findings The results of this study identified significant impact of public spaces and buildings on flow pattern, both pedestrian and traffic on local neighbourhood, sequentially influencing tourists visiting the location, thus location, orientation and amount of public spaces and buildings can be determined as factors which dictate success of public spaces and touristic destinations. Research limitations/implications In scope of this paper, the relationships between pedestrian movement, traffic flow and public spaces and buildings were studied, although the influence of public transportation on pedestrian movement is indisputable. Originality/value Understanding influences of public spaces and buildings on users of surrounding infrastructures such as walkways, traffic connections and transportation provides additional information on improving the quality of public spaces and touristic destinations and creates basis for developing additional methods for evaluating public spaces and buildings.