Everyone thinks that stairs should get banned because they are so tiring. Ok - perhaps, not banned and perhaps not everyone - but a lot of people complain about them!
Essentially though, a ban on stairs would be a huge shock to everybody since most people have been using stairs most of their life and would, like me, suddenly feel that having escalators and lifts as a replacement for stairs was too radical a step. Yes, it may seem great at first but with a little thought the problems soon become apparent.
Here are some pros and cons of why stairs should be banned:
The good thing about banning stairs and replacing them with escalators would be that people won't have to walk up and down physically and at times slowly. They could quickly reach where they are going on escalators and arrive in a serene state of being rather than out of breath and exhausted.
The bad thing about banning stairs would be that escalators need electricity to function, and imagine how much electricity we would need for the whole of Singapore, if not the world, to swap stairs with escalators! Environmentally, it would be a disaster.
For lifts, people could use them to go up and down to places easily, but what about waiting? If you had an urgent meeting starting in a minute, taking the lift would be the easy option, if there weren't others on different floors, also waiting for the lift. By the time you get into the lift, you would have reached there by now.
It is also important to remember that in a world of rising obesity levels taking the stairs is a great way to do exercise too!
On consideration - it looks like stairs are going to be with us for a long time to come. Happy climbing everyone!