Compression of Pedestrian Crowd in Corner Turning Subject experiment-based analysis of walking trajectories


  • Mineko Imanishi Fire Protection Engineering Group/Takenaka Research & Development Institute Otsuka 1–5–1, Inzai, Chiba, Japan
  • Tomonori Sano Faculty of Human Sciences/Waseda University Mikajima 2–579–1, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan



experiment, crowd dynamics, trajectory, data-set


In this study, pedestrian crowd dynamics at corner turns were investigated by analyzing pedestrian trajectories in a subject experiment for building more reliable, general-purpose, pedestrian simulation models. An experiment under laboratory conditions was conducted wherein a pedestrian crowd walked straight for a short distance before turning into a right-angled corner built with partition walls; the opposite sides were unwalled. Trials were performed with different widths and densities of initial participant positions. Finally, the trajectories of the pedestrians were extracted from a video through computer image analysis. The results demonstrated that pedestrian behavior at corner turns depends on lane position, lane distance (from the wall), and crowd density.


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How to Cite

Imanishi, M., & Sano, T. (2020). Compression of Pedestrian Crowd in Corner Turning Subject experiment-based analysis of walking trajectories. Collective Dynamics, 5, 53–60.



Proceedings of Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2018