I usually come on here because I have something to say. However, I think that sometimes someone else says it better and it’s best to let you experience that unadulterated. I got this off of Ran’s blog as shared from Huck Finn on Estradiol. It makes for a better chew than gum:
You can’t take a wheelchair on an escalator, or even a walker. You have to be somewhat agile to get on and off, too, which makes depending on a cane, or even a recent prosthesis somewhat dicey. You can’t carry any more luggage on an escalator than you can on the stairs.
Basically, escalators are for people who can walk but choose not to.