New laboratory in step with the pedestrians

This brief article describes a custom-designed laboratory which studies how pedestrians interact with streets. The Pedestrian Accessibility and Movement Environment Laboratory (Pamela) allows accessibility issues to be examined under controlled conditions. It consists of an elevated demountable paved platform which can be configured to various layouts, including surfacing, colour, texture and obstacles. It is possible to vary lighting, acoustics and weather conditions. The platform includes computer-controlled actuators, lateral stabiliser columns and manually adjustable legs, with the modular construction enabling changes of shape and surface. Pedestrians are monitored by laser tracking system. (A)

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  • Accession Number: 01043776
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2007 8:22AM