PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT AT THE 1980 WINTER OLYMPICS SKI JUMP

This paper describes and evaluates options for the location of bus staging areas and the movement of pedestrians between bus staging areas and the Intervale ski jump site at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid, New York. These options are analyzed in terms of impacts on the environment, spectators walking under winter conditions, traffic flow and accidents, cost, maintenance, and post-Olympic implementation considerations. A comparative analysis is made of these impacts on each of four options for pedestrian flow. Results show that either a pedestrian bridge or signal across the main route appears superior, because it minimizes pedestrian-vehicle conflicts, separates spectators from dignitaries and officials, and consolidates bus staging activities in a single adequately sized location. Options that assume joint use of the road by vehicles and pedestrians should be avoided because of the crucial requirement for maximum road capacity to handle bus circulation. /Authors/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 10-15
  • Monograph Title: Road user information needs, pedestrian movement and bicycle travel patterns
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196658
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028280
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-026 729
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM