Title

DESIGNING FOR PASSENGER INFORMATION NEEDS IN SUBWAY SYSTEMS

Authors

R BECK

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1986

Subject Area

infrastructure - station, planning - signage/information, technology - passenger information, mode - rail, mode - subway/metro, mode - pedestrian

Keywords

Signs, Signing, Rail transit stations, Pedestrian flow, Passenger information systems, Design criteria, Design, Architecture

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to define the qualities of the subway environment that are beneficial to the passenger's way-finding and orientation tasks. Emphasis has been placed on examining the potential of station architecture to inform and direct and on studying the effectiveness of conventional signs and other information devices.