Look, I made a thing! After I saw the awesome blog post on city street orientations, I generated some charts for European and German cities (and refactored Geoff's IPython notebook into a script on the way). If you want to see a map of your favourite city in this style, tell me about it and I'll see what I can do.

rixx.de/blog/street-orientanti

@rixx this is awesome! It would be nice to see Veresegyház (Hungary) although itʼs a small town (maybe 12000 people live here).

Also Iʼm curios how this algorithm classifies curved streets? In Budapest there are three “körút” (literally translates as circle road) and I think other cities do, too.

@gergely Yes, those qualify as streets, too. Basically everything OSM knows counts. Ring streets are fairly common in structured cities that haven't had extreme amounts of organic growth. As I noted in my post, Vienna and Budapest are very similar, and Berlin has ring streets too.

Tessék, Veresegyház:

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@rixx @gergely Can you make such a chart in polar coordinates for cities with ring streets? Would be an interesting addition.

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