Investigating pedestrians’ obstacle avoidance behaviour

Modelling and simulating pedestrian motions are standard ways to investigate crowd dynamics aimed to enhance pedestrians’ safety. Movement of people is affected by interactions with one another and with the physical environment that it may be a worthy line of research. This paper studies the impact of speed on how pedestrians respond to the obstacles (i.e. Obstacles avoidance behaviour). A field experiment was performed in which a group of people were instructed to perform some obstacles avoidance tasks at two levels of normal and high speeds. Trajectories of the participants are extracted from the video recordings for the subsequent intentions:(i) to seek out the impact of total speed, x and yaxis (ii) to observe the impact of the speed on the movement direction, x-axis, (iii) to find out the impact of speed on the lateral direction, y-axis. The results of the experiments could be used to enhance the current pedestrian simulation models.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: pp 414-423
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings from the 9th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics : PED 2018, August 21-24, 2018, Lund, Sweden

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01848201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • ISBN: 9789189049840
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: Jun 8 2022 1:27PM