Skip to comments.Bloomberg's latest anti-obesity effort encourages New Yorkers to take the stairs (anti-elevator)
Posted on 07/17/2013 1:35:33 PM PDT by lowbridge
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has gone after supersized sodas and transfats in his quest to curb obesity in New York. Now, in his final months in office, hes targeting elevators.
On Wednesday, Bloomberg unveiled a new initiative that would encourage office workers to take the stairs instead of the elevator and promote the idea of active design in new and renovated buildings in the city, including open stairwells and floor plans that would force people to walk more during the day.
Exercise is good for you, Bloomberg declared at a press conference announcing the new design initiative.
The plan includes the creation of the Center for Active Design, a nonprofit group partly funded by the city that would suggest design changes in New York buildings and around the world to promote more physical activity.
For existing buildings, the mayor said he would also introduce legislation that would relax city codes that usually require doors leading to stairwells to be closed or locked in case of a fire. Officials suggested building owners could install a magnet that would hold a door open but automatically close it during an emergency.
City officials want occupants to be able to use the stairs instead of an elevator if they choosethough Bloomberg, who pointedly noted that he takes the stairs when he can, insisted he wasnt trying to force exercise on people.
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Ban Bloomie to Bermuda.
I hope bloombutt shuts down all the elevators.
Geee, whatever happened to the Americans with Disability Act?
It’s really unfortunate that Bloomie is so tight with the Clintons because he’d be the perfect 3rd party candidate for 2016 to split the liberal vote and give us a shot at a plurality win.
Stairs? Too easy! Make them climb ropes!
Depending on the number of floors and the business of the elevator it’s usually quicker to take the stairs for anything less than 4 or 5 floors. Seriously.
Especially in an office building or large apartment building. You’ll spend For. Ever. waiting for an elevator just to go 2 or 3 floors.
Walk up (or down). Save your time.
I lived on the 4th floor once upon a time in a large apartment building. Took the stairs every single time I wasn’t carrying something large and heavy (like more than 2 bags of groceries).
People who use ropes are wimps. Let them scale up the side of the buildings with no ropes like those rock climbers.
next time he has a meeting at the Empire State Building I hope they turn all the elevators off.
So, now, how many work-related heart attacks is the city to endure, because of a madman?
Please ping your list?
Are you or have you ever been anti-elevating?
Is Bloomingidiot going to force people to walk more by having them shoved over the edge of one of those?
“So I walked one, two flight, three flight, four
Five, six, seven flight, eight flight more.
Up on the twelfth I started to drag,
Fifteenth floor I’m ready to sag,
Get to the top, I’m too tired to rock”
Just damn! If I didn’t hate cities, I’d be tempted to go there and put my workers comp case manager credentials on the wall-talk about having plenty of business...
Probably not a bad idea, there were several people that died in the world trade center towers simply because they were to damn fat to walk down the stairs (down mind you as in with gravity assist).
They ought to kick Bloomberg down several flights of stairs- starting at the top of the Empire State Building.
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