Rotation Behaviour of Pedestrians in Bidirectional and Crossing Flows

Martijn Sparnaaij*, Dorine C. Duives, Serge P. Hoogendoorn

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Rotating ones body is a strategy pedestrians commonly use to avoid collisions. Even though this behaviour impacts capacity heavily, this rotation behaviour is seldomly studied. This research aims to increase insight into rotation behaviour of pedestrians in high density bidirectional and crossing flows. Based on data from the CrowdLimits experiments, the effect of density, movement base case, flow ratio and disturbances on the rotation behaviour of pedestrians are studied. The main findings are that all these four factors impact the number of rotations in a flow. Yet, further research is necessary to better identify to what extent and when these factors impact the rotation behaviour most.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTraffic and Granular Flow 2019
EditorsIker Zuriguel, Angel Garcimartín, Raúl Cruz Hidalgo
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030559724
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event13th Conference on Traffic and Granular Flow, TGF 2019 - Pamplona, Spain
Duration: 2 Jul 20195 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941


Conference13th Conference on Traffic and Granular Flow, TGF 2019

Bibliographical note

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  • Bidirectional
  • Crossing
  • High density
  • Pedestrians
  • Rotation behaviour


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