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Pedestrian flow analysis


​Pedestrian flow analysis aims to provide insight into human movement patterns in buildings or outdoor areas. The analyses provide valuable information to building owners, architects and other decision makers.

​How many elevators do we need in the building? Does it matter whether the changing rooms are located on an upper floor rather than in the basement of a hospital? Can everyone make it to the bar and back to their seats during the break in a theater performance?

Pedestrian flow analysis can help find the answers to theses questions.

Where to use pedestrian flow analysis

Pedestrian flow analysis can be relevant in all types of buildings or places where people gather, especially in the following types of building:

  • Complex buildings (high rise, theaters, hospitals, shopping centers, etc. 
  • Events and large crowds of people: concerts, stadiums, conferences, exhibitions, museums, etc.
  • Traffic nodes: Stations, airports, etc.

The scope and level of detail of the analyses can be adapted to meet demand. Thus, the analyses can be used in the various stages of a project - from the broad analysis of competition projects to the detailed analysis of the preliminary design and detailed design.

Pedestrian flow analysis can be performed on the entire building - or on specific parts of the building.

A powerful tool for various types of projects

Pedestrian flow analysis is a powerful tool based on facts rather than intuition, and unlike hand drawings, a dynamic tool that gives the full picture.

It is, for instance, possible to extract specific data from the individual queue time for lifts, tickets or other situations of queueing, an individual's total time getting from a given point in the building to another, and much more.

The analyses can be communicated visually, for instance with films, giving the building owners and other decision makers a better basis for decisions in connection with the rebuild or optimization of the infrastructures in a building.

LAST UPDATED: 31.01.2017