The PEDFLOW (PEDestrian FLOW) project is
concerned with the development of a microscopic model
of pedestrian movement in a congested urban
Autonomous agent technology is utilised to represent
each pedestrian as an agent capable of making its own
decisions based upon a part of the observable scene
local to that pedestrian. The model utilises a single rule
set that is made specific to each agent by the
incorporation of parameters specific to that
pedestrian. It is used to evaluate infrastructural
changes intended to promote walking in the urban
environment. Verification of the model is achieved by a
series of before and after experiments in which the
area to be modelled is video taped before and after an
infrastructural change. Automated analysis of the video
tape enables the extraction of behavioural patterns to
determine any changes in behaviour. This is then
further analysed to determine whether the rule set
needs modification to capture any behavioural changes.
PEDFLOW is a Research Councils project funded by EPSRC.
Carried out in collaboration with and others.
For further information please refer to .
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Kerridge, J. (2002). Application of context-mediated behavior to a multi-agent pedestrian flow model (PEDFLOW). Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), , (82th), 22-222.
Hine, J. (2002). Laying the foundations: the use of video footage to explore pedestrian dynamics in PEDFLOW. In: Schreckenberg, M.,
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Hine, J. (2001). PEDFLOW: Development of an Autonomous Agent Model of Pedestrian Flow. Transportation Research Record, 1774, (), 11-17.
Kerridge, J. (2000, September). Developing the Behavioural Rules for an Agent-based Model of Pedestrian Movement. Paper presented at 25th European Transport Congress, Cambridge, UK.
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