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A Day-to-day Experiment On An Urban Road Network In Ordinary And Emergency Scenarios

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE130481

Volume

134

Pages

12

Page Range

541 - 552

Published

2014

Size

650 kb

Author(s)

M. L. De Maio, G. Musolino & A. Vitetta

Abstract

Users’ perception of the network plays a key role in the way users behave. In this paper the attention is focused on choice set formation and route choices, trying to represent their day-to-day evolution. Both experience of the network and information acquired influence users’ perception. In order to investigate this issue, a day-to-day experiment is carried out on a real road network. Results have been elaborated and some descriptive analyses are presented. The results have a particular significance in the case of evacuation where the information, in smart cities, is defined and provided according to forecasted users’ behaviour. Keywords: route choice, switching behaviour, day-to-day models, information, evacuation, smart city.

Keywords

route choice, switching behaviour, day-to-day models, information, evacuation, smart city