Modeling pedestrian switching behavior for attractions

Jaeyoung Kwak*, Hang Hyun Jo, Tapio Luttinen, Iisakki Kosonen

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While walking on the streets, pedestrians can aware attractions like shopping windows. Some of them might shift their attention towards the attractions, namely switching behavior. As a first step, this study investigates collective effects of the switching behavior for an attraction by means of numerical simulations. Such switching behavior leads some pedestrians head for the attraction, or even all the pedestrians have visited the attraction if the social influence is getting stronger. These collective patterns of pedestrian behavior are summarized in a phase diagram. The findings from this study can be interpreted into pedestrian facility management particularly for retail stores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-617
Number of pages6
JournalTransportation Research Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • attraction
  • average length of stay
  • saturated phase
  • social influence
  • switching behavior
  • unsaturated phase


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