Modeling pedestrian queuing using micro-simulation

Kim, Inhi, Galiza, Ronald and Ferreira, Luis (2013) Modeling pedestrian queuing using micro-simulation. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 49 232-240. doi:10.1016/j.tra.2013.01.018

Author Kim, Inhi
Galiza, Ronald
Ferreira, Luis
Title Modeling pedestrian queuing using micro-simulation
Journal name Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0965-8564
Publication date 2013-03-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.tra.2013.01.018
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 49
Start page 232
End page 240
Total pages 9
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Abstract The system considered is a cinema ticketing booth system. A general simulation algorithm is presented as well as the system's operating characteristics. The results of the experiment were verified by comparing them with video observation data and theoretical values. Finally, with comparative analysis of experiment data, the developed simulation model was able to replicate the situation in which pedestrians find an available booth to occupy while waiting in a queue. The model can facilitate the availability of various pedestrian flows and a range of operating times. With some efforts of computer programming, the situations where multiple booths are available were simulated to identify pedestrian movement. The developed simulation model captures important details, such as travel time, wait time, queue length and the number of waiting pedestrians with the different number of pedestrian flows and booths. The paper presents a means to designing the pedestrian operation and plan on the basis of the estimated number of people.
Keyword Queue
Ticket booth
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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