Age-Friendly City and Walkability: Data from Observations Towards Simulations

  • Andrea GorriniEmail author
  • Luca Crociani
  • Giuseppe Vizzari
  • Stefania Bandini
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 544)


The use of agent-based simulation systems can provide an innovative framework to support the design of age-friendly cities, focusing on walkability assessment. This is aimed at managing the complex interaction between elderly pedestrians and vehicles at zebra crossings, in which the compliance to traffic norms plays a fundamental role. The data of an observation performed at a non-signalized intersection are presented to provide useful insights for supporting the future development of agent-based models. Results focus on drivers’ compliance to crossing pedestrians, describing potentially conflictual interactions among heterogeneous agents. The discussion closes with the potential applications of the collected data set for modelling the phenomenon.


Ageing Pedestrian Crossing behavior Agent-based modeling 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Gorrini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luca Crociani
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Vizzari
    • 1
  • Stefania Bandini
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceComplex Systems and Artificial Intelligence research center, University of Milano-BicoccaMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Research Center for Advanced Science and TechnologyThe University of TokyoMeguro-ku, TokyoJapan

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