Pedestrian route choice self-organization

In this paper, we describe a new approach for modelling route choice in pedestrian dynamics simulations. The model is stated in the mesoscopic paradigm using a queuing network graph based on agents local decision. Contrary to traditional models, route choice here is not given exogenously but emanates as a consequence of the prescribed behavioural patterns of the various agents. Consequently, the route choice probability and travel time are outputs to the simulations rather than inputs. By route choice self organization (RCSO) we denote the phenomenon that agents autonomously and endogenously during the simulation decide to change their plans with respect to route choice. The model is illustrated in a demonstration example in a network graph. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E217226.


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  • Accession Number: 01125002
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • ISBN: 9780980319989
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2009 6:17AM