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Pedestrian Planning and Design (Print)

SKU: PED Categories: ,

Author: John J. Fruin, Ph.D.
Format: SOFT (Softcover)
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This timeless book describes and quantifies the space people need to walk, queue, crowd and wait. It discusses the space people need to access buses, trains, planes, elevators and escalators as well as the number of people that can walk on stairs, through corridors, doors, turnstiles, revolving doors, etc. It has become a guide for the designer whose facilities must accommodate numerous people.

The book contains photos of actual conditions, diagrams and charts of corridor, stair and lobby capacities as well as various elevator and escalator configurations.


  • Pedestrian Man
  • Human Characteristics Related to Pedestrian Design
  • Traffic and Space Characteristics of Pedestrians
  • Level-of-Service Design Standards
  • Pedestrian Movers - "Pedmovers"
  • Elements of Pedestrian Planning
  • Elements of PEdestrian Design
  • New Developments in Planned Pedestrian Environments
  Softcover | 214 Pages | 1 lb.

Author Bio

John J. Fruin, Ph.D. is a specialist in pedestrian traffic analysis and its application to building circulation system and transportation terminal design. He has over 30 years of diversified experience in project management, research, and the planning, design, and operation of transportation facilities for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and also as a consultant to government agencies and others on a range of pedestrian traffic, circulation, and safety problems. He was the 1983 recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers Transportation Engineering Award for contributions to pedestrian traffic research. A licensed professional engineer, he has a Doctorate in Transportation Planning and a graduate degree in Civil Engineering.

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