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Weekend video: The fun stairs are still fun

A number of people have sent in this video as a tip. We ran it a while back, but it's always fun and many of you might not have seen it:

Design can change behavior in all kinds of ways.

Here's another of my all-time favorites:

David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He now lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. 


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I agree those stairs are fun. But walking up an escalator is going to get you where your going ~2x as fast as walking up stairs.

by Paul on Jan 29, 2011 10:55 am • linkreport

Interesting ... But I wonder how many continued to use it once the novelty wore off. And, since the escalator was still running ... and would need to for those unable or unwilling to climb ... What real energy savings were made? This seems more to be 'all for show' than for substance. Remind you of anything? Can we say 'Tommy's bag tax' or 'Mary's soda tax'?

by Lance on Jan 29, 2011 11:48 am • linkreport

I prose this for Dupont, Tenleytown, or Rosslyn:

by thedofc on Jan 29, 2011 12:02 pm • linkreport

Is there a way to make being transparent less difficult and more fun for politicians? Maybe gold stars from GGW for CM web sites when they do something truly innovative that increases transparency and allows for greater accountability.

by dccomic on Jan 29, 2011 3:04 pm • linkreport

Interesting that there is only one escalator and people entering have to walk down the stairs.

And someone taking two dogs on the subway.

by shy on Jan 30, 2011 3:35 am • linkreport

The videos are there after the jump, but on the main blog the spaces are occupied by the "Streetsblog" links, at least on my Safari browser.

by davidj on Jan 30, 2011 1:18 pm • linkreport

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