Pedestrian Arrival and Release Characteristics at Signalized Crosswalk

  • Xianmin Song
  • Di Liang
  • Lili LiEmail author
  • Qiujie Yang
  • Qiaowen Bai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 617)


The paper applied the shock wave theory to analyze the characteristics of pedestrian arrival and release, considering different related factors (i.e., crosswalk width, length, and signal timing). Then pedestrian release model with two constraints was established on the strength of above study. At last, correlation parameters were calibrated with the practical pedestrian data, and the lateral distance between pedestrians is shown as 0.8 m. The proposed model can be used in following two ways: the optimization of crosswalk width and the evaluation of crosswalk capacity to accommodate the demand. The result could offer some references to protect the safety of pedestrians and improve the crosswalk capacity.


Crosswalk capacity Pedestrian arrival and release characteristics Crosswalk width Model application Pedestrian safety 



This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation (51278220), (51278520), and Jilin major Project of Science and Technology Agency (20130206093SF).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xianmin Song
    • 1
  • Di Liang
    • 1
  • Lili Li
    • 2
    Email author
  • Qiujie Yang
    • 3
  • Qiaowen Bai
    • 1
  1. 1.College of TransportationJilin UniversityChangchun CityPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Transport Management Institute, Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of ChinaBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.TianJin Transportation Research InstituteTianjinPeople’s Republic of China

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