ACCELERATING MOVING WALKWAY SYSTEMS. MARKET ATTRIBUTES, APPLICATIONS, BENEFITS, REPORT D
This report is part of a series that assesses the technology and development of Accelerating Moving Walkway Systems (AMWS). The system is a pedestrian assist device with the capability through changing treadway configuration to accelerate pedestrians to 4 to 5 times the normal entrance speeds after boarding, and to decelerate prior to discharge. This report attempts to show how AMWS offers the prospects of improving average pedestrian speeds and trip times and reduces human energy expenditure. This would effectively extend the pedestrian range and provide for increased urban development constrained by the limits of acceptable walking distance. Pedestrian movement within cities is not always convenient, vehicular transportation does not function well on congested urban streets, vehicles pollute and are energy intensive, and the central city is in need of improvement in its quality of life. Effective human scale horizontal movement systems are seen as an important means of fulfilling many of these objectives. Potential applications include feeders to transit; substitutes for AGT, bus, or rail; airport movement systems; urban land use integrators; and vehicle free zone support systems. Benefits include improved transit connections, pedestrian safety, reduced pollution and energy use, and improvements in urban life.
- See also PB-287 082 and PB-287 084.
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- Fruin, J
- Marshall, R
- Perilla, O
- Publication Date: 1978-3
- Pagination: 82 p.
- TRT Terms: Accelerating agents; Behavior; Benefit cost analysis; Benefits; Conveyors; Human factors engineering; Market research; Markets; Moving sidewalks; Passenger transportation; Pedestrians; Safety engineering; Sidewalks; Urban transportation; Utilization
- Old TRIS Terms: Accelerating (Process)
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00186167
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0126-78-4
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jan 13 1981 12:00AM