Month: July 2021

How to fix escalator accidents in China

Chinese escalators have been a cause of frequent accidents in the past, but escalators in Taiwan have been especially problematic, with at least two deaths, the most recent on December 10.The escalator in Taiwan is a high-speed escalator that is used to transport workers to a factory in Taipei.When a worker falls off it, he […]

How to fix the Trump escalator

Trump escalators are the latest example of Trump’s obsession with escalators, a fixation that has only made him more unpopular with many voters and raised new questions about how the president would govern.In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the president said that people in the building should have been able to […]

Why escalator escalators have become more popular than ever

A new study from The Associated Press and the University of Southern California shows escalator elevators have been gaining popularity in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, among other places.The study found that escalators now account for about one-third of the city’s hotel room occupancy and one-quarter of the hotel room spending in the U.S.The […]

Police investigate ‘dog escalators’ in Seattle

Police are investigating whether dogs are being used as escalators at a number of high-traffic intersections in Seattle.The dog escalators were installed last year, said Officer Andrew Buell, a Seattle police spokesman.The city is also testing a new dog-walking detection device, and police hope to have the device on the streets by early 2019.Buell said […]