Validation of pedestrian simulation model for signalized crosswalk in Hong Kong

Jodie Y S Lee, Hing Keung William Lam

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Abstract

This paper presents the validation results of a calibrated Pedestrian Simulation (PS) model for signalized crosswalk in Hong Kong congested urban area. The PS model was developed to simulate pedestrian walking behaviors on the selected signalized crosswalk. The average walking time/speed together with its variations could be estimated by the developed PS model particularly under various bi-directional pedestrian flow conditions. An independent video recording survey was carried out at the selected signalized crosswalk so as to examine the reliability of the simulation results. Thus, a new set of observed data was then extracted to validate the simulation results given by the PS model. Observed walking times and flows were compared with the simulation results. It was found that the comparison results were satisfactory. It shows that the calibrated PS model could be used for assessing the impacts of various improvement schemes of signalized crosswalk particularly under conditions with heavy pedestrian flows.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Transportation
Pages381-389
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event11th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Sustainable Transportation - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: 9 Dec 200611 Dec 2006

Conference

Conference11th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Sustainable Transportation
CountryHong Kong
CityKowloon
Period9/12/0611/12/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Transportation

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