Behavioural issues in pedestrian speed choice and street crossing behaviour: A review

Muhammad Moazzam Ishaque, Robert B. Noland

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This paper discusses issues that are encountered in the modelling of the operational behaviour of pedestrians such as the representation of pedestrian street crossing movements and speed choice at a micro-scale. A comprehensive literature review is undertaken for various parameters of pedestrian movement that are of fundamental importance in any pedestrian modelling approach. These parameters are pedestrian speeds, pedestrian speed-flow-density relationships, pedestrian compliance to traffic signals, and pedestrian gap acceptance while crossing the road. Based on the research evidence from the literature, a modelling framework for examining pedestrian speed choice is presented that postulates that pedestrian speed is a function of a pedestrian's value of time, risk and capabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-85
Number of pages25
JournalTransport Reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Transportation

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