Short overview on Acclerating Walkways

Since the early 1960’s, an awakening interest of city developers and industry parties in
accelerating moving walkways, brought new solutions to be investigated and tested.   Major companies have tried to produced, install and regulate these machines. Believing a successful machine and it’s installation would create new forms of mobility and open new markets.

Starglide system at trail, 1970’s

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Loderway on public tests, 1990’s

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In recent years several companies installed accelerating machines in busy transportation
terminals to test them under loads of heavy human traffic. These experimental machines
extend from polymeric conveyor belts with accelerating segments at both ends, to machines with sophisticated interlacing expanding steps.

The experience and knowledge accumulated from these tests could lay the foundation for accelerating standards to be developed, and open the era of accelerating machines for everyday use.

Accelerating walkway at Paris Metro

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Interlacing machine at Toronto airport

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About Michel

Researcher and developer of transportation technologies CTO of Helixator
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