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Vancouver Bans ... Doorknobs?

Vancouver Bans ... Doorknobs?
Posted Wednesday, November 20th 2013 @ 10am  by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Vancouver is taking the lead in getting rid of something that many people didn't realize was problematic: the lowly doorknob. The city has already replaced knobs with levers—which are much easier for elderly or people with disabilities to operate—in public buildings, and the city's building code will require all new housing to be built with door levers starting in March, reports the Vancouver Sun, which notes that changes made in the city often spread to building codes across the country. Water faucets will have to take the shape of levers, not knobs, as well.

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