8831Re: [carfree_cities] Need a lift ? (was "elevator wars")
- Jul 5, 2005If I may be allowed to speak again--in all my travels
and years living in the developing world, I almost
never see anyone in a wheelchair except in hospitals.
Forget buildings; the streets and sidewalks are
impossible. I would say there's a lot more to do
before worrying about elevators, like sidewalks where
there are none, or better ones where they are
unusable. The disabled also form a group encompassing
far more than those in wheelchairs; there are plenty
of problems to solve in addition to access to upper
--- Todd Edelman <traintowardsthefuture@...>
> Hi everyone,___________________________________________________________
> I feel bad that I contributed to pushing the
> elevator/lift discussion to the point where people
> were yelling, being insulting etc.
> In this whole discussion there seemed to be just ONE
> message from the developing world (from Anima
> cars with elevators in liftlite Dhaka).
> So, my main question, which I never really asked, is
> IF people in developing world in existing and future
> four story buildings ARE interested in elevators
> than "that would be nice but we have other
> priorities". Likely the answer is no... but I would
> feel better knowing some more opinions from these
> regions themselves.
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