Comments on: Planning Group Weighs R4C/R2A Report it's like being there Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:56:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: Vivienne Armentrout Vivienne Armentrout Thu, 17 May 2012 12:16:15 +0000 The detail about the chairman being stuck in the elevator might have been mildly amusing but is actually rather frightening, given that (I recently discovered) the stairways at city hall have been blocked for all but emergency exit. One may enter the stairs at any floor, but exit them only on the first floor. So all comers to the city hall are now required to use the elevator at all times for access.

I don’t know what the reasoning for this way – probably some notion about security. But it is counter to safety and health. I routinely use stairs for one-floor ascensions, and sometimes two. Now that we are all hearing about the absolute need for physical activity for health, it seems a strange time to require employees and the public to use only an elevator already proven to be at risk for stalling.