Urban Morphometrics: “through” potential streets for vehicles

Angular Choice reveals the streets that are inherently on many shortest paths, when considering all origins and all destinations within a certain network distance radius. Therefore, the shortest path is determined not by metric distance, but by relative cost of turning, whereby greater turns are more costly.

At a high network radius, Angular Choice reflects the streets with the highest potential for successful vehicle movement.
The emergent grid structure is characteristic of Los Angeles County, and this pervasive grid structure may weaken any sense of ‘center’ unless these streets are also significant at other scales.