Footpath rage, whether fast or slow the footpath is there to share

Thursday, 17 February, 2011

We already have road rage, and supermarket aisle rage, among other forms of anger at being held-up or delayed, so it is no surprise that footpath rage is becoming more manifest… while it’s no doubt a calming thought that we may be the only person on the whole footpath, especially in busy urban centres, not everyone shares that sense of serenity.

Signs of a sidewalk rager include muttering or bumping into others; uncaringly hogging a walking lane; and acting in a hostile manner by staring, giving a “mean face” or approaching others too closely, says Leon James, a psychology professor at the University of Hawaii who studies pedestrian and driver aggression.

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Photo: Footpaths? Where we’re going we don’t need footpaths

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Budgewoi roadway

Since there are no footpaths on many of Budgewoi’s roadways, pedestrians and motor vehicles have to share.

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The sidewalks of New York, zero degrees of separation zones

Monday, 14 December, 2009

You could have a real impact on other pedestrians as you walk the streets of New York.

It’s that moment when there’s two people heading in different directions and there’s only space for one person. There’s a number of different versions of people bumping into each other, some more malicious than others.

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