This Japanese Airport Has Running Tracks for Travellers to Follow

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Stepping off an aeroplane at Narita International airport in Japan might be even more frenetic than your usual travel experience—because you'll be racing along a running track.

A nice nod to the forthcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the airport terminal walkways use colour-coded paths that look like racetrack lanes to guide people as they navigate the space. In fact, the project is designed to help accommodate the increased footfall in 2020 by making it easier to find your way in the airport. It's pretty simple: blue leads people to departures, red takes them to arrivals. The wayfinding scheme was developed by PARTY and Nikken. [PARTY and Nikken via Web Urbanitst]

Image by Kenta Hasegawa