Simulating the effects of redesigned street-scale built environments on access/egress pedestrian flows to metro stations

Yanan Liu (Corresponding author), Dujuan Yang, Harry J.P. Timmermans, Bauke de Vries

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Abstract

In urban renewal processes, metro line systems are widely used to accommodate the massive traffic needs and stimulate the redevelopment of the local area. The route choice of pedestrians, emanating from or going to the metro stations, is influenced by the street-scale built environment. Many renewal processes involve the improvement of the street-level built environment and thus influence pedestrian flows. To assess the effects of urban design on pedestrian flows, this article presents the results of a simulation model of pedestrian route choice
behavior around Yingkoudao metro station in the city center of Tianjin, China. Simulated pedestrian flows based on 4 scenarios of changes in street-scale built environment characteristics are compared. Results indicate that the main streets are disproportionally more affected than smaller streets. The promotion of an intensified land use mix does not lead to a high increase in the number of pedestrians who choose the involved route when traveling from/to the metro station, assuming fixed destination choice.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5
Number of pages14
JournalComputational Urban Science
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2021

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