common path of travel

common path of travel

That portion of exit access that the occupants are required to traverse before two separate and distinct paths of travel to two exits are available.
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As a general rule, you should always allow for occupants to escape in at least two different directions from a fire so that the 'common path of travel' will be limited.
Until recently, their most common path of travel entailed boarding planes to Tunisia then traveling by land to Libya or Egypt where smugglers operated boats going north.