Modelling Pedestrian Travel Time and the Design of Facilities: A Queuing Approach

Pedestrian movements are the consequence of several complex and stochastic facts. The modelling of pedestrian movements and the ability to predict the travel time are useful for evaluating the performance of a pedestrian facility. However, only a few studies can be found that incorporate the design of the facility, local pedestrian body dimensions, the delay experienced by the pedestrians, and level of service to the pedestrian movements. In this paper, a queuing based analytical model is developed as a function of relevant determinants and functional factors to predict the travel time on pedestrian facilities. The model can be used to assess the overall serving rate or performance of a facility layout and correlate it to the level of service that is possible to provide the pedestrians. It also has the ability to provide a clear suggestion on the design and size of pedestrian facilities. The model is empirically validated and is found to be a robust tool to understand how well a particular walking facility makes comfort and convenient pedestrian movements possible. Sensitivity analysis is also performed to see the impact of some crucial parameters of the developed model on the performance of pedestrian facilities.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01484934
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 21 2013 10:05AM