Visual Assessment and Public Involvement for Automated People Movers

by Stephen R. J. Sheppard, Dames & Moore, Golden, CO, USA,
Martha A. Rozelle, Dames & Moore, Golden, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers: Engineering and Management in Major Activity Centers

Abstract: The subject of aesthetics tends to focus general perceptions regarding the public acceptability of proposed Automated People Mover (APM) projects. It is therefore important to carry out defensible visual studies which incorporate public values and respond to local concerns. This paper discusses some approaches and issues for integrating visual assessment with public involvement as part of the project planning and approval process for APMs, emphasizing the role of visual simulations in workshop settings as a means of two-way communication.

Subject Headings: Automation | People movers | Railroad engineering | Public opinions | Aesthetics | Professional development

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