Unravelling Urban Pedestrian Trips: Developing a new pedestrian route choice model estimated from revealed preference GPS data
- Master Thesis
Walking is very important in our lives: for millions of years, walking has been the most basic mode of transport. However, much less research has been done on walking and pedestrians compared to motorised vehicular modes. Especially pedestrian’s route choice behaviour is an interesting topic in research. Knowledge about pedestrian’s route choice behaviour is sparse, while this knowledge is very relevant for planning and designing public spaces (rail stations, airports) and pedestrians facilities in cities. Theory on pedestrian route choice behaviour could also support in planning and managing large events. Current trends and challenges, such as the growing world population and increasing urbanisation (both resulting in increasing pressure on urban space and its infrastructures), make this topic more and more important. Therefore, the objective of this thesis is to determine which environmental street characteristics have on influence on the route choice process. This choice process is influenced by various factors, but this thesis focuses on environmental street characteristics. The aim of this thesis is reflected in the main research question: “Which environmental street characteristics have an influence on pedestrian route choice behaviour in urban areas?” A literature review and a case study have been carried out to answer this main research question. The city of Zürich is taken as a case study for a revealed preference experiment and the data are collected by GPS trackers. The purpose of this thesis is to estimate a pedestrian route choice model based on revealed preference GPS data. [... Show more
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PublisherUniversity of Technology Delft
Organisational unit03521 - Axhausen, Kay W.
02226 - NSL - Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft / NSL - Network City and Landscape
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