Nanny Bloomberg Now Forcing You To Take The Stairs

Nanny Bloomberg is at it again, trying to control how we live our personal lives.
First he tried to take away our freedom to drink soda,and now he’s trying to force us to take the stairs.
Under new legislation proposed by the mayor, all new buildings would be forced to give people access to stairwells. They would also be required to post signs near elevators, telling occupants where the stairs are located.

Another bill by Bloomberg would force new buildings to increase the visibility of stairwells. This would be done by mandating the buildings to use hold-open devices on doors near stairs.
As Politicker reports:

As part of the effort, officials also announced the creation of the “Center for Active Design,” a non-profit organization that will be tasked with finding ways to design healthier buildings, promote public transit and create more inviting outdoor spaces for activity. Mr. Bloomberg also announced a new executive order requiring all agencies to use these strategies when performing new construction or major renovations.

As usual, Bloomberg has good intentions (to make people more healthy). But just because something is created with good intentions does not mean it is a good idea. Obamacare, anyone?
While he announced his new legislation, Bloomberg said, “What we’ve got to do is just make it cool–if you will–or socially more the norm to exercise, and that’s what you see here. The whole idea is not to change what you have to do, but to give you the idea and the impetus to do something that is in your best interest.”

Good grief. Bloomberg needs to stop sticking his nose in our personal lives. His soda ban was not effective, and this won’t be either. Will politicians ever learn? I won’t hold my breath.