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Collision avoidance of pedestrians on stairs

Fujiyama, T; (2006) Collision avoidance of pedestrians on stairs. Centre for Transport Studies: London.

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Understanding use of space of pedestrian is important for planning and/or design of large public transport facilities. This paper focuses on collision avoidance behaviour of individual pedestrians, especially on stairs. Intensive literature review on collision avoidance on a flat surface was performed. Findings of the review were then compared with a preliminary observation of collision avoidance on stairs. The collision avoidance type most frequently observed on stairs was the lane collision avoidance: when arriving at stairs the pedestrian chose a side different from the side on which oncoming pedestrians were walking, so that he/she was able to avoid oncoming pedestrian(s). A further investigation is currently being planned.

Type:Working / discussion paper
Title:Collision avoidance of pedestrians on stairs
Keywords:Collision avoidance, pedestrian, stair
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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