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Specification, estimation and validation of a pedestrian walking behavior model

We propose and validate a model for pedestrian walking behavior, based on discrete choice modeling. Two main types of behavior are identified: unconstrained and constrained. By unconstrained, we refer to behavior patterns which are independent from other individuals. The constrained patterns are captured by a leader-follower model and by a collision avoidance model. The spatial correlation between the alternatives is captured by a cross nested logit model. The model is estimated by maximum likelihood estimation on a real data set of pedestrian trajectories, manually tracked from video sequences. The model is successfully validated using a bi-directional flow data set, collected in controlled experimental conditions at Delft university.

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    Published as: Specification, estimation and validation of a pedestrian walking behavior model, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological. 43 (1):36-56 (2009).

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    • TRANSP-OR-REPORT-2007-014

    Record created on 2008-02-15, modified on 2016-09-16

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