VI. RESEARCH WORK DONE IN ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS RELATED TO THESIS WORK

D. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
7. Planning for Cross Pedestrian Movement
Date of Start

January 2006
School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (R)

 

Scope and Objectives

(i) To appreciate pedestrian and vehicle flow at selected mid block locations.
(ii) To study the characteristics of delay caused to pedestrians.
(iii) To examine gap occurrence and acceptance, and lag occurrence and acceptance at selected locations.

 
Methodology
A detailed literature review of the definitions, cross pedestrian facilities, norms and standards, techniques for pedestrian gap acceptance and past studies on the subject was carried out. Pedestrian crossings in front of AGCR (Vikas Marg) and Dilli Haat (Aurobindo Marg) were chosen as study areas. Data on pedestrian flow rate, vehicular flow rate, vehicle gap, pedestrian gap acceptance patterns and platoon behavior was collected through field survey by video filming. Linear regression technique was used for modeling pedestrian delay. Finally based on traffic and pedestrian flows standards for surface pedestrian crossing were proposed.
 
Findings and Conclusions
(i) PV2 values observed in the study is more than the prescribed in IRC for a controlled crossing and pedestrians are still able to find safe gaps. Hence the norms of IRC needs revision.

(ii) Delay to the pedestrians is a function of pedestrian flow and volume.

(iii) The calibrated equation for delay, pedestrian and vehicular flow is
Y (delay) = 1.6217p + 0.433v

(iv) The separate calibrated equations for delay as a function of pedestrian flow and vehicular volume respectively are
Y (delay) = 3.0437V + 3.5573