Let the Students in the East Village Dorm Use the Stairs

Let the Students in the East Village Dorm Use the Stairs

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Logan Meda started this petition to Northeastern University

There are over 600 freshmen living in the East Village dorms, along with multiple RAs per floor and additional upperclassmen housing as well. The dorm is 17 stories tall, and has 4 semi-working elevators. There is also a staircase that stretches from the 2nd to the 17th floor -- not the first. It is not possible to leave the building or get to any floor (even the second or third) by taking these stairs.

This system is flawed for a variety of reasons. In the first week of school alone, the elevators have malfunctioned multiple times, leaving even less opportunity for students to enter or leave their dorm. Furthermore, this week has consisted of many events MANDATORY for every student in the building. Because of this, hundreds of students attempt to cram into the same 3-4 elevators at the same time, leaving the staircases in the building entirely empty.

Today I personally witnessed a student on crutches who was unable to enter the elevator because it was stuffed above capacity. Had there been an option of taking the stairs, the elevators would have been less crowded, allowing any student who needs to use it to do so, while also allowing physically abled students to exit the dorm much more swiftly.

Here are some further benefits of utilizing a staircase:

1) Exercise - stairs are more physically demanding than elevators

2) Convenience - Second and third-floor students can easily go up and down to their rooms without slowing down elevators

3) Efficiency - elevators remain used only by students who need them most.

 

Our goal is to reform the current transportation within the East Village dorm to improve the lifestyles of all students and staff living in the building.

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