Re: [carfree_cities] What buildings need to be large?
- --- "Todd J. Binkley" <tjbink@...> wrote:
> Joel:Other Todd wrote:
> >The trick is to get density high enough to support
> >transport (over an efficient route network) and low
> >that people will accept it. The averages for the
> >District were about the same as for central
> Amsterdam, and
> >I think that is an excellent compromise. It also
> >buildings without elevators, which is a
> considerable savings.
> Does anybody anywhere build multistory apartment orIf elevators (lifts) are only put in some buildings in
> commercial buildings
> without elevators? At least in the US, the demands
> of the wheelchair
> people, parents with strollers, mothers carrying
> heavy groceries, etc.
> ensure that even most two story new construction has
order to save costs than people who live there cannot
have visitors in wheelchairs (it is more flexible with
FATHERS carrying groceries, writers carrying copies of
their new book, prams, etc) and, if, they ever find
themselves in a wheelchair permanently, they will have
I would like to think that "lift" should be a basic
just like running water, electricity, internet access,
If I am missing something - if this is not so black
and white - please let me know.
Also, many older "grand" buildings have lifts
retrofitted in the middle of their grand staircases.
It takes up a lot of space, perhaps it can be
downsized a bit.
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- Winding up the elevator discussion, Will Stewart said:
>I assume you are talking about flats as the context for the following,Well, no, TWO flats per floor, so they have through ventilation
> where an elevator would service 3 floors above the ground floor, and
>perhaps 4 units per floor at each elevator stop.
and some light from both ends.
>Plus, the human factor of modest scale and a courtyard are also veryoh, yes
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