Pedestrian Behaviour in Urban Area

Pedestrian behavior is influenced by several factors, including: characteristics of the user, number in the group, road infrastructure and environmental factors. These factors were studied by means of the collection of data carried out in the city of Oristano (Sardinia-Italy) on eleven sidewalks and five crosswalks. The objective was to study the pedestrian behavior, researching the link between independent variables and the dependent variables that, for sidewalks, was only the pedestrian speed while for crosswalks, were the speed of crossing, the crossing time, the waiting time and the total time. The regression models were constructed by using ten sidewalks and four crosswalks, ignoring one for each. In the construction, more variables that gradually were excluded on the basis of the p-value were considered. The models thus detected were deemed significant according to their coefficient of determination and were validated with data from the sidewalk or crosswalk excluded from the construction of the same. Both for sidewalks and crosswalks were found some reliable models. The models' construction is useful to improve the understanding of the pedestrians behavior and then obtain useful indications to design pedestrian infrastructures with characteristics closer to the real pedestrians behavior. The present study aims to give greater importance to pedestrians, analyzing how they relate with the urban context in which they live and how it conditions their behavior. This is in order as to design infrastructure in which they feel an integral part and main actors of the urban scene, giving them the respect they deserve and a new sense of belonging to the city in which they live.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 772-779
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of Second International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01604061
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788691615321
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2016 1:44AM