The spatial organization of transportation and mobility
Continuous and Discontinuous Traffic
Continuous traffic routes, mainly highways, secondary roads, and access ramps. On this system, traffic is uninterrupted, meaning that the traffic can flow at a regular speed. A vehicle can access this system only by free-flow merging in at specific access points (green circles).
Discontinuous traffic routes, such as streets with intersections (traffic lights and stop signs), transit systems (bus stops and metro stations), pedestrians, and bicycle paths. Traffic is interrupted at every intersection (blue circles).