THE BEST Escalators

How Escalators Work

How Escalators Work

As long as we’re not carrying a heavy suitcase, we generally take the stairs when given a choice. But for those times when you feel like giving your legs a break, the escalator is quite the invention. Jared Owen provides an animated explanation of the inner workings of this engineering marvel that dates back to the mid-19th century.

Escalator Etiquette is Inefficient

Escalator Etiquette is Inefficient

Cheddar gives us a brief history of the escalator before explaining why the unspoken escalator rule of walking on one side and standing on the other needs to be abolished. Research shows how the right way is to have both lanes standing only.

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