SIZING PEDESTRIAN QUEUEING AREAS

As the emphasis in planning new transportation facilities shifts from machine to man, there is a resulting need for tools to describe and treat the characteristics of the pedestrian. One of the more powerful tools for this planning is the recently completed work of Dr. John Fruin in "Pedestrian Planning and Design" in which the characteristics and needs of the pedestrian are discussed in detail. This work parallels the Highway Capacity Manual in the impact that it will have in improving the design capabilities of transportation planners and engineers. In his book, Dr. Fruin points out the increasing importance of computer simulation techniques to determine pedestrian area requirements in large pedestrian oriented systems. The passenger elevator systems in New York's World Trade Center is one example. Unfortunately many other new facilities have not benefited from these simulation techniques largely because of the lack of a tool for this purpose. The purpose of this paper is to describe a general purpose computer program which can be used to simulate the flow of pedestrians in typical man/transportation interface situations. The paper describes the background and development of the program and examples of its use.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the ASCE Specialty Conference May 31- June 2, 1972 in Washington, D.C. and compiled in the book entitled "Man/Transportation Interface".
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Fausch, P A
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1974 12:00AM