Walking Etiquette, or How To Be A Decent Human
- Do not walk in the middle of the sidewalk, as this means people behind you cannot pass you to the right or to the left. Pick a side and stick to it.
- Do not walk diagonally. If you’re walking straight, do that. If you want to turn, turn 90 degrees.
- If you’re walking in a group side by side, make sure you’re not occupying the entire width of the sidewalk. If you are, walk in a line instead.
- Do not, under any circumstance, stop to talk/use your phone/point at the sky in the middle of the sidewalk. Find the nearest wall and stand next to it.
- If you have been walking slowly, do not pick up your pace when you notice someone trying to pass you. Stick to your speed.
- If you are a fast walker, do not breathe down a slow walker’s neck, go around them.
- If the fast walker does not have enough sidewalk space to go around the slow walker, it is the slow walker’s responsibility to move further to the side, if possible, or to stop and let the fast walker pass.