Overuse of elevators

May 10th, 2008 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

It has come to my attention that there is an overuse of elevators in our society.  I came to this realization recently because of the number of people that use the elevators at Smith. A 4 story building that really anyone could use the stairs for to get to any floor but instead people use the elevator to go up one floor.  People even use it do go down one floor. I’m pretty sure, everyone should be able to take a flight of stairs down. I know there are situations when an elevator is needed, but most people could stand to burn the few extra calories and walk up the stairs.  It would also be an improvement for the environment.  It is a great way to conserve energy. At Smith the elevators are not even a faster option. People will wait almost 3 mins for one to come and then the elevators themselves are some of the slowing moving I have ever seen.  A person could most likely walk up and down all of the stairs in the amount of time it takes to use the elevator.  So in most cases I feel like people need to start using the stairs and stop using the elevator.  There are just so many reasons why it is the better choice.

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