This is my second observation about the Elderly Challenge for a place in my neighborhood.
today I am talking about Yew Tee Square.
It is a 2 story non air con shopping mall (some shops are air-conditioned) located beside Yew Tee MRT Station which I talked about last week.
Most people will go in from the direction of the MRT station or the multi-story car park next to it.
On the first floor, most of the shops have a step to enter. (below)
Some have ramps instead. (below)
Ramps will be better for the elderly as they might have pain in the legs or use a wheelchair so a ramp is much more better for them.
A solution to the problem is to have more shops that have ramps. Another solution is to build the shops at the same level as the ground so that it will be much better for everyone.
To get to the second floor, there are 3 flight of steps. (below)
It will be very difficult for the elderly to go up as some might have pain in the legs as well as use a wheelchair. Plus, the food court is on the second floor, so the elderly will have to go up.
There is only 1 lift. (below)
Even though it is quite spacious, people will have to wait longer for it and it is usually crowded and it is not easy for elderly especially those in wheelchairs.
A solution is to build more lifts so people need not wait so long and will not be so crowded.
On the second floor, there are not much shops and a food court. The food court is at the same level as the floor so it is very convenient for he elderly. Plus, there are automatic sliding doors which make it even easier. (below)
However, the shops have a step in order to get into it so it is more difficult. The solution is the same as above. To have more shops that have ramps. or build the shops at the same level as the floor so that it will be much better for everyone.
So this is my observation for this week.
Remember to come to this blog next wednesday to see my next observation.