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Micro and Macro Pedestrian Dynamics in Counterflow: The Impact of Social Group

  • Luca CrocianiEmail author
  • Andrea Gorrini
  • Claudio Feliciani
  • Giuseppe Vizzari
  • Katsuhiro Nishinari
  • Stefania Bandini
Conference paper

Abstract

Although it is widely recognised that the presence of groups influences microscopic and aggregated pedestrian dynamics, a precise characterisation of the phenomenon still calls for evidences and insights. The present paper describes micro- and macro-level original analyses on data characterising pedestrian behaviour in the presence of counterflows and grouping, in particular dyads, acquired through controlled experiments. Results suggest that the presence of dyads and their tendency to walk in a line-abreast formation influences the formation of lanes and, in turn, aggregated observables, such as overall specific flow.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Crociani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrea Gorrini
    • 1
  • Claudio Feliciani
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Vizzari
    • 1
  • Katsuhiro Nishinari
    • 2
  • Stefania Bandini
    • 3
  1. 1.CSAI Research CenterUniversity of Milano-BicoccaMilanItaly
  2. 2.The University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.The University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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