0

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
  • 1
    '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
  • 2
    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
3

Traffic or foot traffic are often used for that.

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

1

"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.

0

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

Stream

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

OR

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

Influx

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."

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.