These stairs are an example of extraordinarily bad design. The treads are somewhere between one and two strides long and are uncomfortable to use. They make me feel as though I'm limping. My flatmate has found that it's easiest to take them at a run, but this is not workable for me without employing a seriously good sports bra. Others have shared the creation of another way.
There's some sort of metaphor in there somewhere, but I'm not much of a poet.