TIME-STAMPING: A NEW WAY TO SURVEY PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC IN AIRPORT TERMINALS

Experience in running a new type of terminal survey--time stamping--is reported. The method involved tagging each pedestrian and then tracing his movements through the terminal. Each pedestrian, passenger and visitor, were issued a card when the person entered the terminal, either at the gate or at the doors. The pedestrian was asked to have his card time-stamped at various checkpoints. The time stamps were coded by checkpoint. When aggregated over a day, the result was a complete travel pattern for all pedestrians. The terminal pilot study tested public acceptance of this new technique, the surveyor's acceptance and ability to handle it, the survey equipment the logistics of implementing the survey, and its impact on terminal operation. The study collected data useful to a planning team. The study concluded that the technique was a success. Other specific conclusions are listed.

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Braaksma, J P
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Accession Number: 00196758
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM