That's just par for the course in Star Trek.
Yes. So ?
The power was unreliable, so they went on foot.
I don't even know why were arguing about this. I have no objection to them repeatedly dashing through the corridors, say because the lifts don't work, any more than I objected the consoles exploding all the time back in the day. They're both different sides of the same coin of power wonkiness, and they're equally amusing, to me.
I was simply agreeing with the observation that there's a lot of running through the ship, in both this movie and the last. The lifts weren't out all
the times that was shown. And, no, we don't know how far lifts were taking people in at least most of those cases, either, cuz of that thing called editing.
Anyway, ship's huge! I love her this huge! It's the future, so I expect her to be huge.