- When put in a situation to get to higher/lower floors of a building, there are many factors that go into play for whether an individual chooses to take the stairs (active) or ride the elevator (sedentary).
- Students were approached at waiting area for the four elevators in a University Library and were asked series of questions regarding their reasoning for taking the stair or elevator to ascend, as well as their thoughts on the stairwell appearance.
- Point of application #1: Stairwell appearance and aesthetics should be considered during the design process in order to increase use and physical activity amongst individuals.
- Point of application #2: Stairwell and elevator location, along with signage, should be considered during the design or remodeling process to create a more accessible stairwell.
- Point of application #3: The benefits of taking the stairs rather than using an elevator should be promoted to encourage using the stairs.
- Key Words: active lifestyle, active transport, point of decision prompt, physical activity, health
Elliott, Lucas D.; Wilson, Oliver W.A.; and Bopp, Melissa
"Elevator Or Stairs? A Dive Into Patron Decision Making,"
Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology: Vol. 1:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/scholarship_kin/vol1/iss2/3