Journal article

Modeling Pedestrian Crowd Exit Choice Through Combining Sources of Stated Preference Data

Milad Haghani, Majid Sarvi, Omid Ejtemai, Martin Burd, Amir Sobhani

Transportation Research Record Journal of the Transportation Research Board | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2015


One crucial aspect of pedestrian behavior when a facility is being evacuated is exit selection. This phenomenon, however, is difficult to capture. Recording revealed choices as the exact situations or moments in which individuals make or change their subconscious exit decisions when evacuating a place is highly ambiguous. The approach in which stated choice data are collected offers an appealing solution to tackle the problem. For the underlying factors that influence people's exit decisions to be examined, two types of stated preference (SP) data were collected and pooled: traditional stated preference data and stated preference-off-revealed preference (RP) data. The latter is from the stat..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the financial support of Public Transport Victoria and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport, and Resources.