Characterizing soft modes’ traveling in urban areas through indicators and simulated scenarios
Authors: Soraia Felicio, Joana Hora, Marta Maria Campos Ferreira, Camila Dangelo, Paulo Costa, Diogo Abrantes, Jorge Silva, Miguel Coimbra, Maria Teresa Galvão Dias
Abstract: Nowadays, online route planners for soft modes are provided by several platforms such as Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, Here, or Waze. Itineraries are usually built using Shortest Path Problem algorithms that minimize the travel time or distance. In this work, we aim to identify and quantify the main features that influence itineraries’ choice by soft modes users in urban areas, able to support multi-objective routing, using simulated scenarios. We propose a set of 21 indicators, grouped into five dimensions: Safety-Security, Comfort, Air Quality, Accessibility and Time-Distance. Another contribution of this work is the simulation of scenarios to study soft modes’ multi-objective routing within urban areas.
Keywords: Route Planning, Soft Modes, Urban Areas, Indicators
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