Social considerations should come first

Social considerations should come first

SINGAPORE - It is disappointing to know that there are some who put profits before social considerations ("Do wider corridors make sense for private projects?"; last Saturday).

A person using a walker or a mother pushing a pram can take up as much space as a wheelchair user.

So, the Building and Construction Authority's new accessibility code ensures that buildings have corridors wide enough for everyone. The feature does not benefit only elderly folk, but others as well.

With some effort and creativity from designers and architects, buildings can have fewer corridors.

Developers should not use the new building code as an excuse to raise home prices.

Cheah Chew Ping (Ms)

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