HUMAN/MACHINE INTERFACE IN MOVING WALK DESIGN

It ought to be obvious that machines are here to stay. Therefore, it is fitting and proper to devote a conference to discuss how to better live with the machines that make up our transportation systems. This paper is an outgrowth of work conducted at the Boston Redevelopment Authority by staff and four consultants on the feasibility of a system of moving walks in the South Station-Summer Street area of downtown Boston. The work was partially funded by a technical study grant from the federal Urban Mass Transportation Administration, however, the author bears full responsibility for the material and conclusions that follow. The paper starts with a definition of human engineering and then includes a discussion of the problems of integrating humans into moving walk systems. Several approaches and design features are suggested to solve or ameliorate the human engineering problems related to moving walk systems.

  • 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:
    • Kuner, R
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054125
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1974 12:00AM