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Pedestrian route choice: an empirical study

Verlander, NQ; Heydecker, BG; (1997) Pedestrian route choice: an empirical study. In: Proceedings of the PTRC European Transport Forum (formerly Summer Annual Meetings). (pp. 39 - 49). PTRC Education and Research Services Ltd: London. Green open access

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Abstract

There has been relatively little work done on route choice for pedestrians. The present paper addresses this issue by using a sample survey of daily walks in a UK urban area. The walks undertaken are reconstructed using a geographical information system and compared with the shortest available route. It was found that about 75 per cent of walkers in the sample chose the shortest available route. Two strategies were used to synthesise sets from which pedestrians could have chosen their routes. These choice sets can then be used in discrete choice modelling to study route choice and to determine which factors are important to pedestrians in this. At the time of writing, it is proposed to proceed with this modelling. The structure of the paper is as follows. Section 2 describes the various sources of data used in this work, section 3 discusses the choice set generation strategies that were developed, section 4 briefly compares the walks with the corresponding shortest routes, while section 5 presents the conclusions that were drawn from this.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Pedestrian route choice: an empirical study
Event: 25th PTRC European Transport Forum
Dates: 1997-09-01 - 1997-09-05
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: © 1997 Association for European Transport. All rights reserved.
Keywords: discrete choice modelling, GIS, networks, pedestrian route choice
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/55507
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