Modelling pedestrian movement on sidewalks

Raeside, Robert and Al-Azzawi, M (2007) Modelling pedestrian movement on sidewalks. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 133 (3). pp. 211-219. ISSN 0733 9488

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Several models have been created over the years that are used in simulation packages to predict pedestrian speed and flow on sidewalks. However, the predictive power of these models has been weak. In this paper the results of a modeling exercise in the United Kingdom is reported. A number of video surveys of pedestrian movement on sidewalks, which are representative of different levels of service, have been made. These videos have been analyzed to yield data on pedestrian flows and speeds and a variety of other variables. From this data regression models have been constructed and the predictive performance of these models assessed and found to perform reasonably well. The value of the models to designers is then discussed.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0733 9488
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pedestrian movement; Pavement traffic; Video data; Pedestrian flow; Pedestrian speed; Regression model; Predictive assessment;
University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School > School of Accounting, Economics and Statistics
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 500 Science > 510 Mathematics > 510 Mathematics
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Item ID: 2139
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2008 13:02
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 16:12

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