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A Model for Asystematic Mobility in Urban Space

  • Armando Bazzani
  • Massimiliano Capriotti
  • Bruno Giorgini
  • Giuseppina Melchiorre
  • Sandro Rambaldi
  • Graziano Servizi
  • Giorgio Turchetti

Abstract

We present an agent-based model to simulate the citizens mobility in a urban space. The request of mobility is determined by the “chronotopic areas”: i.e. urban areas where time-dependent activities are installed and attract the citizens according to their social categories. The core of the model is a decision mechanism for the agents based on a daily program, which chooses the transportation means and the roads to reach the scheduled chronotopic areas. The decision mechanism depends on some social characters of the agents, on the information at disposal, on the attraction force towards a chronotopos and on some random choices. The daily program can also be upgraded according to the information given to the agents. The finite volume congestion effects are present in the private transportation and in the finite capacity of the public means whereas the crowding in the chronotopic areas causes the extension of the elapsed time in the areas. We present a simulation on the campus of Milano Bicocca University where we take advantage of some experimental observations on the students mobility.

Keywords

Mobilis Model Urban Space Decision Mechanism Virtual Experiment Student Mobility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Armando Bazzani
    • 1
  • Massimiliano Capriotti
    • 1
  • Bruno Giorgini
    • 1
  • Giuseppina Melchiorre
    • 1
  • Sandro Rambaldi
    • 1
  • Graziano Servizi
    • 1
  • Giorgio Turchetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Fisica della CittàUniversity of BolognaItaly

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