USE OF THE GRAVITY MODEL FOR PEDESTRIAN TRAVEL DISTRIBUTION

Knowledge of pedestrian travel behavior is very important to attempts to improve congestion problems in central business districts. This paper describes the results of the use of a traditional gravity model for predicting pedestrian trip distribution. The model is calibrated by using a data set from downtown Chicago. The results indicate that the traditional gravity model closely reproduces the characteristics of pedestrian trip distribution and might be a useful tool in the analysis of downtown travel. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 53-59
  • Monograph Title: Passenger travel forecasting
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  • Accession Number: 00310703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029813
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM