Pedestrian facility usage monitoring using multiple sources of data

P. Wepulanon, W. H.K. Lam, A. Sumalee

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Abstract

This paper aims to investigate the possibility of developing facility usage monitoring system using multiple sources of information. The system is able to provide fundamental information for analyzing pedestrian usage behavior including pedestrian flows, speeds, and densities. In particular, MAC address data are considered as complementary data sources which could passively obtain pedestrian walking time from individuals. A number of data processing steps are introduced to tackle the particular challenges of pedestrian travel time estimation using MAC address data. The system performance is evaluated using a case study on The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Practicality of the system is evaluated in terms of estimation accuracy and the penetration rate of MAC address data. The results show that pedestrian travel time can be estimated from the passive MAC address data with acceptable accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransport and Society - Proceeding of the 22nd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2017
EditorsAnthony Chen, Tony N.N. Sze
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited
Pages117-124
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789881581464
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event22nd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transport and Society, HKSTS 2017 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 9 Dec 201711 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameTransport and Society - Proceeding of the 22nd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2017

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transport and Society, HKSTS 2017
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period9/12/1711/12/17

Keywords

  • Data filtering
  • Facility usage monitoring
  • MAC address data
  • Multiple data sources
  • Pedestrian travel time estimation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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