Analyses | Social mobility and wellbeing | 2020-02-24 | Sing Tao

‘Stand right, walk left’ Vs ‘stand still on both sides’ on escalators: Which is the appropriate etiquette?



As Tokyo Olympics approaches, an organisation in Tokyo has launched a campaign to promote ‘stand still on both sides’ when using escalators, which is aimed at changing the habit of standing to one side and keeping the other side open for walking. Apart from users’ safety, what are their arguments? The Transport for London has conducted experiments to test the effectiveness of standing on both sides of escalators. What have they found?

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