By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Where there's a wheel? there's no way

letters

Every so often someone raises the hoary old question of why can't they invent a wheelchair that climbs up steps and every time I wheel out my old 1987 cartoon lampooning the idea. Last time I think it was Terry Farrell, last week it was Simon Allford.

Imagine the prohibitive cost to the user of such a piece of equipment. Imagine the ludicrous and humiliating specatacle it would create in public places.

No, sorry architects, I am afraid there is no escape from designing your buildings for people, all people.

Louis Hellman, London W3

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters