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Title: One-way pedestrian traffic is a means of reducing personal encounters in epidemics
Authors: Mello, Bernardo A.
Assunto:: Epidemias
Pedestres
Corridas
Mobilidade urbana
Número reprodutivo básico
Issue Date: 10-Sep-2020
Publisher: Frontiers
Citation: MELLO, Bernardo A. One-way pedestrian traffic is a means of reducing personal encounters in epidemics. Frontiers in Physics,10 set. 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fphy.2020.00376. Disponível em: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphy.2020.00376/full. Acesso em: 06 jan. 2021.
Abstract: Minimizing social contact is an important tool to reduce the spread of diseases but harms people's well-being. This and other more compelling reasons urge people to walk outside periodically. The present work explores how organizing the traffic of pedestrians affects the number of walking or running people passing by each other. By applying certain rules, this number can be significantly reduced, potentially reducing the contribution of person-to-person contagion to the basic reproductive number, R0. One example is the traffic of pedestrians on sidewalks. Another is the use of walking or running tracks in parks. It is obtained here that the number of people encountering each other can be drastically reduced if one-way traffic is enforced and runners are separated from walkers.
Licença:: Copyright © 2020 Mello. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fphy.2020.00376
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