Go escalator go!


This escalator has a motion sensor in the column with the green arrow on it. It does not move until it detects someone advancing towards it.

  • Seems like a great energy saver, but is it?
  • Should all escalators have this?
  • Does the fact that the escalator isn’t contantly in motion make people who approach think that it is out of order?
  • Does having the machine stopped when not being used help reduce accidents?


  1. I hope that the elpased running time once activated is at least sufficient to get the passenger to the top!

  2. This photo looks like a more modern area than the dual-purpose motorcycle. Walk it out.

    Hope things are good man.

  3. conalldempsey says:

    @ Mark

    No issues reaching the top safely.

    @ Steve

    The line between the modern and the undeveloped areas isn’t so stark over here.

  4. Jin Sheen Yeoh says:

    KLIA! πŸ˜€ Yes, it is energy efficient. And FYI, they have this in O’hare as well.. πŸ˜› Well, agree with 3rd question but i think we’re trying to change ppl’s mind set on technology.. and energy saving –> Environmental conversation..

  5. Jin Sheen Yeoh says:

    Oops. I meant conservation. Not conversation. lol still early here πŸ˜›

  6. conalldempsey says:

    @ Jin

    Thanks for the comments. I’ve not seen it at O’Hare, but O’Hare is big! I think Environmental Conversation works as well in that sentence as Environmental Conservation!

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