Re: [carfree_cities] Elevators
- Alan Thein Durning wrote "Studies of 68 cities on four continents show
that as the population density of a neighborhoods rises, driving drops
off, transit use surges, and walking and cycling flourish. More than any
other factor, density is the key to reducing our dependence on motor
Elevators make it faster and easier to live and work in taller buildings
and therefore facilitate higher density cities.
The tiny amount of electricity needed to power elevators is nothing
compared to the amount of energy that would be wasted under the low
density auto dependent suburban model.
Carfree in Hammond, Indiana
- 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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J.H. Crawford Carfree Cities