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8832Re: [carfree_cities] Need a lift ? (was "elevator wars")

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  • Todd Edelman
    Jul 5, 2005
      Thank you.

      T
      --- Debra Efroymson <anima1205@...> wrote:

      > If 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
      > floors.
      > Anima
      >
      > --- Todd Edelman <traintowardsthefuture@...>
      > wrote:
      >
      > > 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
      > > equating
      > > 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
      > > more
      > > 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.
      > >
      > > Todd
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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