WIT Press


A Road Network Planning And Access For The Elderly

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT970251

Volume

33

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

793 kb

Author(s)

M. Kashiwadani, Y. Asakura & K. Yamashita

Abstract

This paper proposes a new method to evaluate an urban road network from the viewpoint of pedestrian crossing. Our method has two steps, traffic assignment and facilities allocation for pedestrians or cyclists. The first step is a usual traffic assignment calculation on an alternative road network to evaluate under a specific car O.D. pattern. The second step is a facility allocation problem using a Location Set Covering model on a combined network of pedestrian and car traffic. This model is applied to Saijo City which has a population of sixty thousand. 1 Introduction The urban road network thus far has been designed to provide cars a high level of traffic services. Larger traffic capacity and route design to guarantee faster driving are desir

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