Journal article

Traffic Flow of Merging Pedestrian Crowds: How Architectural Design Affects Collective Movement Efficiency

Z Shahhoseini, M Sarvi

Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board | Sage Publications | Published : 2018

Abstract

© National Academy of Sciences: Transportation Research Board 2018. The need for developing reliable and rigorous models that can replicate and make predictions of pedestrian crowd evacuations has necessitated an understanding of the impact of architecture on individuals’ interactions with their surroundings and the behavioral rules that govern their movements. Due to the challenges of providing such behavioral data from natural evacuations and previous crowd incidents, simulation-based and laboratory-based evacuation experiments have recently been employed as innovative data-provision approaches to study crowd behavior notably under emergency conditions. This study explores pioneer experime..

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Awarded by Public Transport Victoria (PTV)


Awarded by Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR)


Funding Acknowledgements

The financial support of Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) for this research (Arc Linkage project LP120200361) is highly acknowledged.