Pedestrian comfort: a discussion of the components to conduct a comprehensive assessment Conference

cited authors

  • Soligo, MJ; Irwin, PA; Williams, CJ; Schuyler, GD

fiu authors

abstract

  • This paper discusses the primary components of a practical pedestrian level comfort study. Past pedestrian comfort criteria and pedestrian comfort models were developed to assess pedestrian comfort based primarily on wind force. A new criteria model developed by the authors considers thermal comfort and wind chill, in addition to the traditional input component of wind force, to assess overall pedestrian comfort. The assessment model requires computational sun and shadow data, wind velocity ratios acquired through wind tunnel tests, and meteorological data from local weather stations. The system has been designed to allow for customization by the various end-users and is capable of being upgraded to accommodate other input parameters of importance to pedestrian comfort, such as noise and air quality. As this is a summary paper only, we refer you to two previous papers prepared by the authors which are listed in the reference section as references 10 and 11.

publication date

  • January 1, 1995

start page

  • 108

end page

  • 111

volume

  • 1