I haven't seen this item discussed. You haven't looked had enough.
When areas of refuge are required, the stairway width (adjacent to an area of refuge) shall have a minimum clear width of 48" between handrails.
Adjacent means what, in this case, closeby? On a landing attached to a flight of stairs? Unless you have more than one stair connected to the landing "adjacent" really has no impact on the task or requirements.
Since you cannot reduce the width along the egress path, and you need an area of refuge at every landing
, No you do not. Reread the program and code.
doesn't this mean that effectively 48" is the minimum clear inside rail dimension for all
runs? (and not 44" as the code otherwise mandates) Perhaps, depends on the location of the AOR and you still need to check the required width based on occupant load.
Interested in your comments.