MOVING “SIDEWALK” OF SEATS FOR NEW YORKERS (Jan, 1924)
MOVING “SIDEWALK” OF SEATS FOR NEW YORKERS
Fitted with seats, a moving “sidewalk” similar to that demonstrated at the Chicago World’s Fair, was recently offered the city of New York as a means of taking the place of subway trains that now connect the east and west-side lines. Three parallel platforms, running at 3, 6, and 9 miles an hour, respectively, would be arranged in an endless chain if the suggestion of the inventors was followed. A continuous walk inside the low-speed carrier would permit passengers to board or leave at any designated point along the route. At present, persons wishing to change from one to the other of the subway lines, must at certain stations walk several blocks. The sidewalk is also offered to do away with this inconvenience.