I saw on the news that the mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg wants to have buildings designed with a more healthy approach. For example, he wants to have easier access to stairwells rather than have to take a elevator.
I support this idea 100%. I can’t tell you how many times I go into a building and the stairs are closed by a fire door or the lighting is poor or you do not feel safe going into the stairwell. When I was in New York earlier this year, I stayed in a hotel. We were on the 23rd floor. The workout room was on the 9th. I would walk down the 14 floors and then back up the 14 floors. Now that is a little extreme, but maybe walking down 2 or 3 floors and then taking the elevator the rest of the way or walking up 1 floor would be a healthy change for most people.
In our apartment building, we are only a few floors up, which is just enough that I can zip up and down the stairs either by myself or with the kids or take the elevator if I have a lot of groceries to carry up.
How do you feel if buildings became healthier?