Traffic Flow

Traffic Flow

Hate traffic jams? Design around them!

The way you arrange furniture and the layout of a room directs the traffic pattern within and thru that room.

Arrange furniture considering the primary function of the room, the type and size of the furniture, and how many people will use the space.

You should be able to walk through any room to reach its doors and openings without circling around furniture, or without bumping into each other.

Direct routes are best, green light!—diagonal routes are not, red light!

Provide a traffic lane at least 3 feet wide & remember the space needed when using furniture--like getting up from a dining room chair.

Solve some traffic problems by painting directions on the floor, or tear down hall walls to open up walking space, or use rugs to delineate space—either Walk or Don’t Walk.