TRAFFIC AND SERVICE CHARACTERISTICS OF PEDESTRIANS IN TERMINALS

A passenger terminal is a functional space that is designed to accomodate the physical reguirements of the transport modes it serves, as well as the human requirements of its passengers. Although the physical requirements of the transportation modes serving a terminal interface are usually well defined, surprisingly little is understood about the requirements of passenger-pedestrians. Pedestrians require adequate spaces for locomotion and waiting, and enough escalators, doors, turnstiles and other such devices to minimize delay. While there have been numerous studies of the capacity of these types of facilities, there have been few evaluations of the related levels of human comfort and convenience.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the ASCE Specialty Conference May 31- June 2, 1972 in Washington, D.C. and compiled in the book entitled "Man/Transportation Interface".
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Fruin, J
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054122
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1974 12:00AM