Characterizing soft modes’ traveling in urban areas through indicators and simulated scenarios

Open Access
Conference Proceedings
Authors: Soraia FelicioJoana HoraMarta Maria Campos FerreiraCamila DangeloPaulo CostaDiogo AbrantesJorge SilvaMiguel CoimbraMaria 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

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1001121

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