A SIMULATION MODEL OF MULTIDIRECTIONAL PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT WITHIN PHYSICALLY BOUNDED ENVIRONMENTS

In the design of built environments, such as transportation facilities, theaters and shopping malls, little information about pedestrian traffic is available. Although some theories have been developed for certain types of pedestrian movement, they do not include the most frequent form, namely multidirectional or free flow. A major restriction on such models is the fact that they deal only with aggregate flows and thus do not allow comprehensive investigation of environmental influences on movement characteristics. The model presented here is a research tool rather than an application program. It reproduces invididual pedestrian navigation, both with respect to the built and the behavioral environment. It is written as a batch program in SIMULA and is currently being implemented on the UNIVAC 1108 system at Carnegie-Mellon University. In its final form it will provide methods for analysis and prediction of actual moving behavior in an existing or planned environment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Institute of Physical Planning
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Authors:
    • Baer, A E
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IPP-47
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1981 12:00AM