Spatial Distribution of Travel Activities and its Relationship with Points of Interest

  • Linbo Li Tongji University, Shanghai, China
  • Mengfei Cao Tongji University, Shanghai, China
  • Jiajun Yin Tongji University, Shanghai, China
  • Yanli Wang Tongji University, Shanghai, China
  • Yahua Zhang University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Keywords: urban planning, travel activity, land use, spatial distribution, multi-activity travel, point of interest layout


This study explores the spatial distribution characteristics of travel activities and their relationship with land use, using data from the resident travel survey in 2015 of Xiaoshan District of Hangzhou City, China. A new classification method is proposed to classify the travel activity patterns into three groups: single-activity travel, multi-activity intermittent travel, and multi-activity continuous travel. The main findings are: (a) the length of activity chain and the proportion of multi-activity travels increase with the distance between residence and activity centre; (b) the non-home destinations of single-activity travel, multi-activity intermittent travel and multi-activity continuous travel agglomerate towards the activity centre, and the degree of agglomeration increases in this order; (c) the distribution density of Point Of Interest (POI) and activity destinations have strong positive correlations in space; (d) some attributes of POIs and demographics have significant influence on multi-activity continuous travels. These findings are useful in inducing the activities through reasonable combinations and spatial interconnections of POIs in urban planning.


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Li L, Cao M, Yin J, Wang Y, Zhang Y. Spatial Distribution of Travel Activities and its Relationship with Points of Interest. Promet [Internet]. 2021Jan.31 [cited 2023Dec.5];33(1):1-16. Available from: