With approximately 10,000 visitors and residents going in and out of the building.

I want to replace the phrase going in and out with one word, maybe flow will work? I don't know if there's such a word as people flow.

  • What sort of research have you done? Try the verb transit. – Xanne Jun 26 '17 at 2:50
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    'Enter the building daily' is all you need. Whether they leave or not is not a question. No need to start with 'With.' – Yosef Baskin Jun 26 '17 at 3:32
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    There's footfall. – Steve Lovell Jun 26 '17 at 6:06
  • I've edited your question. Number, not amount. You can find out why in many posts on this site. And "goes" is ungrammatical — "going". Let's get the basics right first. – David Jun 26 '17 at 19:34

Traffic or foot traffic are often used for that.

Traffic: the volume of customers visiting a business establishment (M-W)

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"Approximately 10,000 visitors and residents visit the building."

"Approximately 10,000 guests and residents visit the building."

Visit [viz-it] verb (used with object)

  1. to go to and stay with (a person or family) or at (a place) for a short time for reasons of sociability, politeness, business, curiosity, etc.

  2. to come or go to

Source: Dictionary.com

Referring to the temporary nature of visit, I think it accounts for both coming and going and the general transitive nature of the people at the building.

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Approximately 10,000 visitors and residents stream to the building.


OED definition:

A mass of people or things moving continuously in the same direction

Example: ‘I do not expect to see lines of refuges streaming to the borders,’ said Reams.’

Source: OED


A massive influx of approximately 10,000 visitors and residents to the building.


OED definition:

An arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things.

Source: OED

The words stream and influx can be used to discard "going in an out."

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