Important Issues in Up Peak Traffic Handling

Bruce A Powell

Friday 1st May 1992

The heavy influx of passenger traffic into a major office building at the start of business hours is commonly referred to as Up Peak. Unless the elevator dispatching logic takes special recognition of this traffic pattern, large queues of waiting passengers may develop in the main lobby. This paper will address this Up Peak traffic situation and will describe the Otis approach of the CHANNELING passenger traffic management option. It will focus on the effects of queuing and traffic handling capability of newer approaches as contrasted with traditional solutions.

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