Last year, Transport for London conducted an experiment at its Holborn Station where commuters were asked to stand on both sides of the escalator. The result might surprise you. When the escalators were at their busiest, they were able to carry more people per hour when everyone stood and no one walked on the left side. This article from The Independent explains why that is the case. Take a read and then feel free to offer your thoughts on the study in the comments below. Is this the result you expected? Do you prefer to walk or stand?
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