A moving sidewalk; a conveyor belt for people. (Read the full article)

"Heinlein does refer to slidewalks in Space Cadet (1948) but the quote is actually from Between Planets (1951). The quote from Space Cadet (page 1) comes when Matt has just arrived at the academy for the Space Patrol in Colorado. It is: "A pair of slidewalks stretched from the station to the hall; they stepped on the one running towards the building. The slidewalk was crowded..." "
(Al 11/28/2004 2:51:06 AM )
"There's been a (short) slidewalk between the parking garage and the terminal at San Francisco International Airport for as long as I remember (since the '70s at least). Does anyone know when this invention was manufactured and whether Heinlein's "Roads Must Roll" and other citations preceded the manufacture?
(As far as I know, the first passenger conveyor belt was built in 1954; see the article on Heinlein's rolling roads.
Bill, Chief Technovelgist)
(espd 7/1/2005 1:31:01 PM )

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