A STUDY ON MAKING TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES ACCESSIBLE TO THE HANDICAPPED AND ELDERLY

The study presents a classification scheme for vertical circulation devices, a classification scheme for fixed facilities, a station questionnaire for recording barriers and a transit user scenario which considers psychological as well as physical barriers. Vertical circulation devices currently used in transportation facilities, their assets and shortcomings are detailed. New concepts of vertical circulation are grouped into ramp, stair, escalator and elevator devices. The concepts are designed to stimulate creative design approaches to the problem. Conclusions center around the applicability of existing circulation devices, the aspect of human engineering, problems related to various devices, and improvements concerning escalators and elevators.

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    Franklin Institute

    Research Laboratories, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA  United States 

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Washington, D.C.

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  • Authors:
    • Dougherty, E J
    • DeBenedictis, J A
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Pagination: 101 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • ISBN: PA-06-0031
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FIRL-F-C3956-1 Tech. Rpt., UMTA-PA-06-0031-75-2
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1981 12:00AM