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Walking On The Left

Good evening Stuart

I thought it was just me…but your caller Tony has confirmed that I'm not nuts. I personally try to apply the basic road rules to the footpath and where possible walk on the left, and overtake on the right. I'm generally a quick walker so I often have to overtake herds of slow walking people who are either spread out across the entire footpath, or just can't make up their mind which part of the footpath they want to use. It is all very frustrating and I would be much happier if people could just keep to the left!

Another pet peeve of mine is people who insist on crossing against the lights…oddly I didn't notice much of this behaviour the last time I was in Sydney…possibly because there is more traffic and a greater risk of being run over if your cross against the lights in Sydney when compared to Canberra. But that's a story for another day.

Best wishes,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

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#1 Comment By John_T On August 15, 2007 @ 9:54 pm

I personally don’t see jaywalking as a crime, and I always do it. Its not as dangerous as people make out to be, you just have to use and trust your personal judgement.

#2 Comment By gungahlin On August 15, 2007 @ 10:18 pm

Hi Samuel.

Have to agree with your comments about keeping left. It really annoys me when people walk (often 3 abrest) infront of me and theres ‘no way past’. The mall at lunch time is a classic example. I just wish I had as much free time as some people appear to have as evidenced by the way they dordel around the place.

Also, sorry to hear you have been sick (there has been a lot of it around) but I’m glad to hear you are on the mend.

BTW – You have inspired me to strat my own blog! I’ll struggle to keep up with you, but it’s nice to have a blog after all these years of promising myself to start one.

#3 Comment By Samuel On August 15, 2007 @ 10:20 pm

I’m not particularly concerned about jaywalking…it’s people who cross the road when the light is red who annoy me.

Sometimes it’s justified, and if there is no traffic around I do it too…but it’s amazing the number of people who will do it without even checking the road, and subsequently block traffic.

#4 Comment By Samuel On August 15, 2007 @ 10:37 pm

Hello Gungahlin,

I certainly have fun having to try and weave around people in shopping centres. Some people just don’t seem to realise that other people have to walk through the shopping centre as well.

Also, congratulations on the blog. It looks like you’ve been very busy on it today!

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