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In Geneva instead of the sidewalks are escalators

В Женеве вместо тротуаров будут экскалаторыThe escalator will have more than four tracks and dozens of forks in the road.

In some European countries city trying to get rid of dense car traffic and replace it with pedestrians or cyclists.

One step of this project — improvement of sidewalks so that man doesn’t need to use the machine. Engineers propose to replace the static walkway with escalators.

Researchers from the Federal Polytechnic school of Lausanne suggested to use the escalators, based on the possibility of reducing the width of the junctions. That is, the usual way is at least 3 meters, and the sidewalk is about three feet, the escalator will take a half a meter, but will replace the highway and will promote pedestrian at a higher speed will allow without extra effort to move heavy bags.

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According to the researchers. Such pavements could carry 7,000 people per hour, this figure even more than the increased traffic in an hour on the bus or in a taxi, with all the traffic and everyone can regulate the speed of traffic, passing on such a sidewalk at a speed that is available “transport”, or picking up speed on its own.

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It is assumed that the escalator will move at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour, is three times faster than the speed quick steps of a person.

This escalator will have more than four tracks and dozens of forks in the road.

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