This paper reports an experimental study which investigated the effect of the direction of turn on walking speed on curved paths. The results show that the time required to walk a curved path anticlockwise (a left-hand turn) is significantly less than the time required to walk the same path clockwise (a right-hand turn). Effects of the radius or arc followed at the turn of load have also been investigated.

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    Taylor & Francis

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  • Authors:
    • Suhail, A
    • Haleem, A
  • Publication Date: 1985-10

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  • Accession Number: 00495714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 566
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM