Escalator Action
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Escalator Action

first_escalator_pic.jpgTwo Torontoist posts about TTC escalators in one day? It can only mean what everyone’s been eagerly anticipating all year long: Escalator Safety Week. Yesterday’s hipster hot-spot was undoubtedly the Yonge and Bloor subway station where Escalator Safety Week was launched with demonstrations by local public school students on how to properly use an escalator. I won’t tell you everything there was to learn (you should’ve been there), but here are a few tips:
* no jostling or pushing
* never sit or kneel on the steps
* be courteous, have a safe ride
second_escalator_pic.jpgMuch more interesting though is the escalator trivia that comes along this event:
* 148 steps make up the longest escalator in the TTC system. It’s at the southern exit of York Mills Station. I highly recommend checking this work of art out next time you pass through. This may very well be the longest escalator in Toronto
* the TTC operates 294 escalators – more than any other organization in Canada
* the TTC escalator safety slogan is “move with the grooves”
* only 6% of escalator accidents are due to mechanical problems. Most of the time accidents are caused by people jostling or pushing or sitting or kneeling or just not being courteous
Download, print and put up the TTC Escalator Safety Steps poster on your bedroom wall.