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Conflict in pedestrian networks

Conflict in pedestrian networks

Wang, Jia ORCID: 0000-0003-4379-9724, Wood, Zena Marie ORCID: 0000-0001-8843-9832 and Worboys, Mike (2016) Conflict in pedestrian networks. In: Geospatial Data in a Changing World. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, 4 . Springer International Publishing, pp. 261-278. ISBN 9783319337838 ISSN 1863-2246 (doi:

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Encouraging pedestrian activity is increasingly recognised as beneficial for public health, the environment and the economy. As our cities become more crowded, there is a need for urban planners to take into account more explicitly pedestrian needs. The term that is now in use is that a city should be ‘walkable’. For route planning, whereas much attention has been given to shortest path, in distance or time, much less attention has been paid to flow levels and the difficulties they pose on the route. This paper considers problems posed by conflicting paths, for example cross-traffic. We use network centrality measures to make a first estimate of differing levels of conflict posed at the network nodes. We take special note of the role of collective motion in determining network usage. A small case study illustrates the method.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Geospatial Data in a Changing World
Uncontrolled Keywords: Walkability – Network centrality – Collective movement – Conflict
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TH Building construction
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Faculty of Engineering & Science
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2022 13:07

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