Hold on to your knobs while you still can. Humanity is about to embark on an era of doorknob prohibition, and it's all starting with our friendly neighbor to the north, right in Vancouver, Canada.
Look at any door in your immediate vicinity; there's a good chance it's bearing a classic doorknob beloved by utilitarians and highly specific enthusiasts alike. In Vancouver, they're about to become a dying breed. This past September, the city's council amended its building code—the only city-specific building code in all of Canada—to mandate lever handles and lever faucets only.