The modelling and simulation of the interaction among vehicles and pedestrians during cross-walking is an open challenge for both research and practical computational solutions supporting urban/traffic decision makers and managers. The social cost of pedestrians' risky behaviour pushes the development of a new generation of computational models integrating analytical knowledge, data and experience about the complex dynamics occurring in pedestrian/vehicle interactions, which are not completely understood despite recent efforts. This paper presents the results of a significant data gathering campaign realised at an unsignalized zebra crossing. The selected area of the city of Milan (Italy) is characterised by a significant presence of elderly inhabitants and pedestrian-vehicle risky interactions, testified by a high number of accidents involving pedestrians in the past years. The results concern the analysis of: (i) vehicular and pedestrian traffic volumes; (ii) level of service; (iii) pedestrian-vehicle interactions, considering the impact of ageing on crossing behaviour. Results showed that the phenomenon is characterised by three main phases: approaching, appraising (evaluation of the distance and speed of oncoming vehicles) and crossing. The final objective of the research is to support the development of a microscopic agent-based tool for simulating pedestrian behaviour at unsignalized crosswalks, focusing on the specific needs of the elderly pedestrians

Gorrini, A., Vizzari, G., Bandini, S. (2016). Towards Modeling Pedestrian-Vehicle Interactions: Empirical Study on Urban Unsignalized Intersection. In Proceedings of Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2016.

Towards Modeling Pedestrian-Vehicle Interactions: Empirical Study on Urban Unsignalized Intersection

GORRINI, ANDREA
Primo
;
VIZZARI, GIUSEPPE
Secondo
;
BANDINI, STEFANIA
Ultimo
2016

Abstract

The modelling and simulation of the interaction among vehicles and pedestrians during cross-walking is an open challenge for both research and practical computational solutions supporting urban/traffic decision makers and managers. The social cost of pedestrians' risky behaviour pushes the development of a new generation of computational models integrating analytical knowledge, data and experience about the complex dynamics occurring in pedestrian/vehicle interactions, which are not completely understood despite recent efforts. This paper presents the results of a significant data gathering campaign realised at an unsignalized zebra crossing. The selected area of the city of Milan (Italy) is characterised by a significant presence of elderly inhabitants and pedestrian-vehicle risky interactions, testified by a high number of accidents involving pedestrians in the past years. The results concern the analysis of: (i) vehicular and pedestrian traffic volumes; (ii) level of service; (iii) pedestrian-vehicle interactions, considering the impact of ageing on crossing behaviour. Results showed that the phenomenon is characterised by three main phases: approaching, appraising (evaluation of the distance and speed of oncoming vehicles) and crossing. The final objective of the research is to support the development of a microscopic agent-based tool for simulating pedestrian behaviour at unsignalized crosswalks, focusing on the specific needs of the elderly pedestrians
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paper
Pedestrian, Crossing behaviour, Ageing, Observation
English
International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics
978-7-312-04077-1
Gorrini, A., Vizzari, G., Bandini, S. (2016). Towards Modeling Pedestrian-Vehicle Interactions: Empirical Study on Urban Unsignalized Intersection. In Proceedings of Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2016.
Gorrini, A; Vizzari, G; Bandini, S
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