CAPACITY OF WALKWAYS

Flow and space standards for walking facilities and their application are focused on. Consistency is shown in a comparison of work done by various researchers on speed, flow, and density relationships. Levels of comfort at different fractions of maximum capacity are defined. The effect of short-term fluctuation of flow, know as platooning, is evaluated and related to average conditions. Levels of service for platooning are postulated based on available space per pedestrian. Key flow rates for defining walkway service levels are 2, 4, 6, and 10 pedestrians/ min/ft (7, 13, 20, and 33 pedestrians/min/m) of walkway width corresponding to 130, 65, 40, and 24 sq ft/pedestrian (12.08, 6.04, 3.72, and 2.23 sq m/pedestrian) respectively.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-15
  • Monograph Title: Capacity and quality of service
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023890
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM