Re: [carfree_cities] Elevators
- On Jul 3, 2005, at 7:40 AM, J.H. Crawford wrote:
>I'm one of those California eccentrics that goes up the stairs even
> Ditto elevators--I tend to use them if they're there.
> If they're not there, then I never use them. ;-)
when there is an elevator present, most of the time. At least up to
about 6 floors. Amusingly enough, one time when I decidedly *did*
want to use the lift in my old apartment--I was carrying a small
weightlifting kit weighing 112 lbs.--it turned out the lift was
broken that day...! I lived on the fourth floor.
Yesterday, though, I had a visit from a client who brought his
partner in a wheelchair. I live on the second floor now, and so kept
the partner company by the porch while my wife photographed the client.
As for slow trains, I remember our last few days in Japan, when we
had a JR pass and could ride any of the national line trains free, I
said, Let's skip the bullet train this time and take a local to Kyoto
instead. It was truly charming, and hell, we were on vacation,
right? Later, the train from central Tokyo to the airport, which
wound mostly along an alley through the city, giving an intimate view
of dozens of little neighborhoods. (It was not a particularly slow
train, but in comparison to the shinkansen was quite relaxed.)
- 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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