Good one ..hey im all for being fit and no harm in the hike.
but what about ...
a)people in a hurry b) big groups of kids that climb there some days c) being mugged walking up from Spar .
Wont the thieves move onto spar then or wait along the route from spar for easy targets ( i sometimes arrive at differnet times to my buddies and will have to walk there on my own or with my wife..)
Just think a deterrent by having a presence there would make the would be thieves think twice.
My gym has an escalator but i choose to climb up the side of the building to enter