Airport Landside Vehicle Modelling and Pedestrian Behaviour Modelling for the Connected and Automated Era

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Gatien, Seth




This research examines the current state of the airport landside operations using microsimulation models to help understand how these areas will change with the introduction of connected and automated vehicles. Data collection from an existing North American commuter airport curbside was conducted to support this research. The curbside models provide comparisons of capacity and estimates of level of delay to travellers based on the different uses of space for the curbside. The analysis of the travellers' journey is explored further by following their path through the pedestrian access corridor between the curbside and the airport security. Data of pedestrian movement speeds and total travel time within the corridor were collected. This was modelled to understand the impact of dynamic changes to desired walking speeds. The combination of the collected data and models gives a complete overview of the airport travellers' journey between the curbside and airport security.


Engineering - Civil
Urban and Regional Planning




Carleton University

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