Estimating PCE-type factors for heterogeneous pedestrian traffic using simulation

Galiza, Ronald John, Ferreira, Luis and Charles, Phil (2014). Estimating PCE-type factors for heterogeneous pedestrian traffic using simulation. In: Ulrich Weidmann, Uwe Kirsch and Michael Schreckenberg, Pedestrian and evacuation dynamics 2012: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics (PED2012). International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics, Zurich, Switzerland, (1259-1274). 6-8 June 2012. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-02447-9_104


Author Galiza, Ronald John
Ferreira, Luis
Charles, Phil
Title of paper Estimating PCE-type factors for heterogeneous pedestrian traffic using simulation
Conference name International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics
Conference location Zurich, Switzerland
Conference dates 6-8 June 2012
Proceedings title Pedestrian and evacuation dynamics 2012: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics (PED2012)
Place of Publication Zurich, Switzerland
Publisher Springer International Publishing
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-02447-9_104
Open Access Status
ISBN 9783319024462
9783319024479
Editor Ulrich Weidmann
Uwe Kirsch
Michael Schreckenberg
Start page 1259
End page 1274
Total pages 16
Chapter number 104
Total chapters 118
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Similar to vehicle traffic, pedestrian flow can also be classified as heterogeneous. This paper introduces the concept of equivalent factors for converting mixed older adults and commuter pedestrian flow into equivalent commuter flow. The methodology employed was derived from vehicle passenger car equivalent (PCE) methodologies. Pedestrian micro-simulation models are utilized to generate data for the pedestrian time-space (TS)-flow relations where flow equivalency is derived. Data for the model input and calibration and validation were collected for commuter-only traffic and older adult and commuter combination. Results from the model were used to create the TS-flow relationship and pedestrian equivalent factors calculated. An application of the equivalent factor illustrates the importance of considering heterogeneity in pedestrian walkway design. This methodology can be adopted to compute other equivalent factors for other pedestrian types considering local pedestrian characteristics.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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