This study copes with the problem of finding the optimal route that a pedestrian could follow in order to move into an urban environment taking into consideration various criteria and possible points of interest, either objective nor subjective. For this purpose, an appropriate computational model has been designed, based on Cellular Automata (CA) that responds taking into consideration the walkability of the urban area under study. The latter feature encompasses a variety of qualitative parameters in regard to the pedestrian mobility. Thus, this model aims at enforcing more sustainable transport approaches, such as walking. In order to evaluate the functionality of the proposed model, an initial application is carried out in the city of Xanthi, North-East Greece, in order to verify the plausibility and completeness of the proposed routes in different scenarios.
A Customised Assessment Tool Based on Cellular Automata for the Visit-Ability of an Urban Environment / Georgiadi, I; Trunfio, Ga; Georgoudas, Ig; Sirakoulis, Gc. - 12599:(2021), pp. 177-187. [10.1007/978-3-030-69480-7_18]