Random utility models of pedestrian crowd exit selection based on SP-off-RP experiments

Milad Haghani, Omid Ejtemai, Majid Sarvi, Amir Sobhani, Martin Christopher Burd, Seyed Kayvan Aghabayk Eagely

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Detailed understanding of the factors based on which individual pedestrians select an exit in a confined area, is of crucial importance in modelling crowd movement. Lack of explanatory disaggregate data representing the relative importance of the latent factors contributing to exit decision, continues to be obstacle to tackle the problem. The full benefit of the state-of-the practice class of choice data collection methods has not been derived in crowd modelling yet. This work discusses results of experiments recently conducted utilising SP-off-RP method of choice data collection. Standard and random-coefficient logit models were estimated to obtain an understanding of individual pedestrians’ preference.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransportation Research Procedia
EditorsWinnie Daamen, Dorine C Duives, Serge P Hoogendoorn
Pages524 - 532
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Oct 201424 Oct 2014
Conference number: 7th

Publication series

NameTransportation Research Procedia
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN (Electronic)2352-1465


ConferenceInternational Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics
Abbreviated titlePED2014


  • pedestrian crowd
  • exit choice
  • evacuation
  • random utility models
  • stated choice data

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