Active mode modelling and monitoring

To monitor, model and manage active mode infrastructure in order to ensure travellers’ safety and induce optimal system performance.

In recent years metropolitan cities around the globe have been searching for solutions that support sustainable growth of cities, in which traffic pollution, noise pollution and clogged city centres are nuisances of the past. Innovative mobility concepts can increase the efficiency of transportation networks and the sustainability of transportation modes. Increasing the usage of sustainable modes, such as walking and bicycling, through mode shifts can play a major role in the cities’ quest for sustainable growth. To exploit the full potential of active modes of transportation, their infrastructure needs to be designed and operated according to their needs.

My research revolves around the design and management of active mode infrastructures. I am fascinated by the order that is embedded from the seemingly unstructured chaotic movements of active mode travellers. Here, I drive to unravel insights that will allow us to create active mode infrastructures that perform optimally and in which travellers feel safe, empowered to find their own way and enjoy their travel experience.

My areas of interest span from the empirical study of active mode choice behaviour by means of field and laboratory testing (e.g. development and calibration microscopic simulation models, route choice modelling) to the effective management of active mode networks by means of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) (e.g. crowd monitoring, effective usage of management measures).

Latest news

NWO logoVENI on crowd management granted
September,2nd 2020

(Semi-)automated IT-based crowd management systems can improve the safety of crowded pedestrian spaces provided that one can quantify and model the impact of crowd management measures on the movement and choice behaviour of pedestrians. This study researches and models the impact of several IT-based crowd management systems using field studies.
undefinedWebinar series CityFlows
September,2nd 2020

To facilitate knowledge exchange between project partners and stakeholders, the CityFlows project is hosting a webinar series. Through four, one hour webinars you will get insights from project partners and engage in a discussion with crowd-management researchers and practitioners. Go to the website of CityFlows to see what’s the theme the upcoming webinar.
SamenSlimOpen granted
July, 1st 2020

Indoor spaces (restaurants, buildings, shops, etc.) play an important role in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. That is why following the rules is of the utmost important in these type of spaces. In this collaboration between Wageningen University, Erasmus MC and TU Delft, we determine the effectivity of measures to reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Go to the website of SamenSlimOpen or ZonMw for more information on the project.
Webinar: ’Stations en 1,5 meter afstand, kwestie van goed gedrag?’
May,29th 2020

More people start to travel by means of public transport again. How can we cope with the growing travel demand? OV-magazine organized a webinar to discuss this issue with experts from NS, Koninklijke Visio, Rover, Goudappel-Coffeng and TU Delft. Go to the website of OV-magazine to watch back the webinar.
Impactstudy COVID-19 on travel patterns
April 2020

NS and the Active Mode Lab are jointly performing a large study into the impact of COVID-19 on the travel patterns of Dutch citizens. For more information go to the newspage of TU Delft here.
undefinedEIT KIC proposal CityFlows granted
March 2020

The EIT KIC Urban mobility proposal coined CityFlows has been granted. In four living labs hosted in three European countries new crowd management solutions are going to be piloted this summer. For more information see
logo_ercERC Proof of Concept granted!
14 January 2020

The ERC PoC project, which is coined iMTFM, of Serge Hoogendoorn (PI) has been granted by the European Research Council. Exiting times are ahead for station crowd management.
Experiment CRB @ TU DelftAnnual meeting of the CRB 2019
30 October 2019

National and international researchers gather at Royal Delft to present and discuss their latest work featuring Cycling behaviour.