Re: [carfree_cities] Elevatorfree cities?
- Hi Anima,
I asssume that the lack of lifts/elevators are for
many reasons not the primary missing infrastructure
issue in Bangladesh.
But I think that in the general building designs
envisioned by Joel it is important, though I realise
it adds expense, which is why I suggested the
mass-produced lift kit thing, etc. As Joel mentioned
lifts dont use much electricity, in fact I imagine the
lift kit could include a mini-wind turbine to go on
top of the elevator shaft! Or... if able-bodied people
really want to use it they would have to ride a
bike-generator which would feed a battery...
In regards to lazy people using lifts, the best thing
to do is the positive approarch - as with showing how
much fun it is to ride a bike and shop, etc - so we
need to make walking up stairs seem as fun as
possible, even patriotic!!
We could even adapt the new UK distance-charging
scheme for roads to stairs, but in reverse, so people
get discounts on their health insurance for using the
steps ! Hurray!!!
Todd, Steering committee WCN
--- Debra Efroymson <anima1205@...> wrote:
> Cars, elevators--same story, isn't it? We are___________________________________________________________
> ourselves (lack of exercise) and our environment by
> mechanizing everything, when what we--and our
> environment--need is for us to expend more personal
> energy and less carbon-based energy.
> Anima (from elevator-lite Dhaka)
> --- "J.H. Crawford" <mailbox@...> wrote:
> > >Accessibility in a carfree city will much better
> > than almost anywhere
> > >else. And this should be another selling point!
> > yup
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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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