Converting mixed pedestrian flows into equivalent commuters using standard pedestrian equivalent factors

Galiza, Ronald John and Ferreira, Luis (2014) Converting mixed pedestrian flows into equivalent commuters using standard pedestrian equivalent factors. Transportation Planning and Technology, 37 3: 235-246. doi:10.1080/03081060.2013.875275

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Author Galiza, Ronald John
Ferreira, Luis
Title Converting mixed pedestrian flows into equivalent commuters using standard pedestrian equivalent factors
Journal name Transportation Planning and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0308-1060
1029-0354
1026-7840
Publication date 2014-01-16
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03081060.2013.875275
Volume 37
Issue 3
Start page 235
End page 246
Total pages 12
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper develops the concept of standard pedestrian equivalent (SPE) factors for converting a mixed pedestrian flow into an equivalent commuter flow. After a comprehensive review of passenger car equivalent (PCE) methodologies, the equal total travel time method is utilised for SPE estimation. A micro-simulation approach is employed for the formulation of the total travel time–flow relationship. Field data collected on walking speed distributions for commuters and older adults in Australia are used as model inputs. An independent samples t-test confirms the significant difference between walking speeds of commuters and older adults. For this paper, a unidirectional flow on flat walkways is initially considered and evaluated across proportions of older people, different flows and different walkway widths. The introduction of older adults significantly increases total travel time especially under congested conditions. Results of this investigation can be used for evaluation or design of pedestrian facilities experiencing similar flow conditions.
Keyword Mixed pedestrian
Equivalency factors
Micro-simulation
Commuters
Older adults
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 16 Jan 2014

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