Pedestrian strategies – transversal synthesis

This project consists in a synthesis of the three research axes related to EPFL’s pedestrian projects on Lausanne’s train station.

In the prospect of the extension of Lausanne’s railway station, EPFL was asked in 2011 to conduct a study on strategies used by pedestrians to access the station and to navigate within it. In parallel, other studies on the analysis and the simulation of pedestrian flows have also been carried out. This project aims at harmonizing the results of these various studies related pedestrian flows in order to obtain consistent results that establish a strong case for formulating recommendations regarding the extension of Lausanne’s station.
Links to the projects’ pages:

Analysis of pedestrian flows on the platform 2 of Lausanne’s train station
Monitoring of pedestrian strategies in Lausanne’s train station
Global concept for a new signage and signaling system at Lausanne’s train station

Principal investigators Michaël Thémans, Sonia Lavadinho 
Project manager Sonia Lavadinho
Period 2013 (6 months)