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Readers Respond: Don't Touch Our Doorknobs

In a post this morning, I wrote that Vancouver's plan to ban doorknobs from being implemented in new buildings in favor of lever-style handles was a great idea. Doorknobs are less ergonomic, and an aging population might appreciate the switch. Many readers on social media disagreed. Fervently. Here's a sampling of some comments from Facebook and Twitter, organized by some of the most common criticisms: WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN: Commenters pointed out that it's easier for dogs/cats/children to work a handle than a doorknob: Door knobs aren't bad. They're the only thing keeping my pets from opening doors on their own!--

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