Pedestrian Dynamics at Transit Stations: An Integrated Pedestrian Flow Modelling Approach

E. Porter, G. Hamdar, Winnie Daamen

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The objective of this chapter is to explore an integrated modelling framework that captures pedestrian walking behaviour in congested and uncongested conditions and covers different traffic dynamics caused by complex geometric and operational characteristics such as those observed in transit stations. The integrated modelling framework is built using concepts from the Social Force model, behavioural heuristics, and materials science. Pedestrian trajectory data provided by the Delft University of Technology were used to test the validity of the aforementioned modelling framework. A simulation study showed that the model reproduces realistic trajectory patterns in an environment similar to that at the Foggy Bottom METRO station in Washington, D.C, USA.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTraffic and Granular Flow '15
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Conference on Traffic and Granular Flow, Nootdorp, The Netherlands
EditorsV.L. Knoop, W. Daamen
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-33482-0
ISBN (Print)978-319-33481-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event11th Traffic and Granular Flow Conference - Nootdorp, Netherlands
Duration: 27 Oct 201530 Oct 2015


Conference11th Traffic and Granular Flow Conference
Abbreviated titleTGF15


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