Crowd Management

Public events attracting large crowds can be a great way to enhance the reputation of a city, municipality, or venue. Yet large crowds also pose grave risks. We have a lot of experience helping clients develop crowd management concepts to help reduce risks by identifying potential dangers and suggesting countermeasures. This includes defining evacuation strategies, optimizing pedestrian routes, and ensuring the right amount and correct placement of safety and rescue personnel. As well as safe, a successful event should be enjoyable. We can show you how crowd management techniques can be used to develop optimal pedestrian flow concepts, ensuring maximum comfort and ease for your visitors.

Safer events

Crowd management concepts for safe events

When planning for a mega event attracting large crowds, your first priority will always be safety. It can be difficult, however, for planners to find practical and reliable guidelines. At ASE, we have worked with the police, government safety and traffic personnel, as well as researchers from the top universities and institutes in Switzerland to develop and codify a set of basic but powerful crowd management principles. Combining these with our data measurement and analysis skills in pedestrian flow and related areas, we help clients apply these techniques to their specific situation. We can evaluate your site or event, help you develop robust evacuation and safety concepts, as well as optimally position health and safety personnel. The result is confidence that, from a people flow perspective, your event is safe and that you are well-prepared for the amount of people coming your way.

Better experiences

Improved visitor experience through optimized pedestrian flows

Mega events enjoy great popularity and are increasingly becoming an integral part of many cities’ and regions’ calendar of events. Correspondingly high are the visitor numbers. Apart from the safety issues, a central requirement for such events is to provide a compelling visitor experience. Smooth pedestrian flows help to ensure that visitors do not only feel safe, but also at ease. In order to enable pleasant pedestrian flows, ASE proposes to assist event organizers already at the planning stage to factor in visitor mobility, entry and exits points, and signage to all exits and emergency exits. A fabulous visitor experience leads to a successful and unforgettable event.

Success Stories

  • Züri-Fäscht (Zurich Festival) 2016

  • Simulation of pedestrian flows as a continuum at major events and high passenger traffic

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