Methodologies for understanding and improving pedestrian mobility

Michel Bierlaire, Riccardo Scarinci, Marija Nikolić, Yuki Oyama, Nicholas Molyneaux, Zhengchao Wang

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Abstract

Pedestrian mobility is at the center of urban transportation systems. Therefore, understanding it is a necessary task to improve the mobility in cities. However, pedestrian mobility is extremely complex, and advance methods are needed to capture its dynamics. This chapter presents the main methods used to describe, model and control pedestrian behavior. The chapter introduces the fundamental relationships describing pedestrian dynamics, models representing the demand and assignment of pedestrians and, to conclude, innovative management strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Urban Mobilities
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages97-106
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781351058742
ISBN (Print)9781138482197
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 May 18
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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