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Should door knobs be eliminated in Vancouver?

 

Vancouver city council has passed a new bi-law stating that levers rather than knobs will be installed on doors and facets in new buildings and homes. 

 

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Door knobs should be phased out

The use of door knobs should be up to the home owner 

Ergonomics

studies show that levers are superior to knobs.  People with poor wrist strength, such as some elderly, cannot operate knobs as easily as they can levers. 

Ergonomics

Knobs are not difficult to operate for most people.  The personal preference of the majority should not suffer in exchange for the comfort of a small minority.

Freedom

There are still lots of options for different types of levers which will meet most aesthetic situations.

Freedom

this new bi-law infringes on the rights of individuals to make their own choices. 

   

Alternatives

 Arguments for middle-ground or additional solutions.

 

Vancouver Knob Elimination

Is the new bi-law in Vancouver that only allows levers rather than knobs on doors and faucets reasonable?

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No. People should be able to pick whatever style of handle they want on their doors and facets.
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Yes. Levers are superior and Vancouver is setting a trend that will carry on into the future. Knobs should not be allowed.
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References

1.     Reference 1: http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/vancouver-banned-doorknobs-good

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