To assess the design of walking infrastructure such as transfer stations, shopping malls, sport stadiums, etc., as well as to support planning of timetables for public transit, tools to aid the designer are needed. To this end, microscopic and macroscopic pedestrian flow models can and have been applied. To calibrate and validate such models, as well as to… (More)
The vision of intelligent vehicles traveling in road networks has prompted numerous concepts to control future traffic flow, one of which is the in-vehicle actuation of traffic control signals. The key of this concept is using intelligent vehicles as actuators for traffic control systems, replacing the traditional roadside systems. Under this concept, we… (More)
Free speeds are defined as the speeds pedestrians like to walk with when they are not influenced by other nearby pedestrians. Free speeds differ among pedestrians being influenced by personal characteristics, characteristics of the infrastructure and external conditions. Free speeds and their distribution play an important role in many traffic flow models,… (More)
Insight into walking behavior is essential for theory and model development describing the behavior of individual pedestrians. In turn, microscopic pedestrian simulation models can be used to test and compare different infrastructure designs, both from the perspective of efficiency and safety. To calibrate these microscopic models, detailed data is… (More)
Adverse weather conditions have been shown to have a substantial impact on traffic flow operations following substantial adaptation effects in driving behavior. In quantifying these effects psycho-spacing models may be used. In this contribution it was examined to what extend adverse weather conditions influence the position of action points in the relative… (More)
Acknowledgement This publication is a product of the collaboration between Holland Railconsult and Delft University of Technology, in the framework of the Seamless Multimodal Mobility research program, which is carried out by the Netherlands TRAIL Research School for Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics.
This paper addresses predicting the impact of access gates on pedestrian flow operations in terms of levels-of-service, congestion levels, average walking times, delays incurred at the gates, etc. To tackle the problem at hand, pedestrian traffic operations for different station design alternatives are predicted using the microscopic pedestrian flow model… (More)