There is etiquette to be considered on escalators and moving sidewalks. It’s really very simple —
STAND RIGHT — WALK LEFT!
What does this mean?
If you are going to remain stationary while riding the escalator or the people-mover (moving sidewalk), stand single file on the right side, allowing people who are walking to pass you by on the left side. It’s just like driving – slow moving (or non-moving) people stay to the right and out of the way of faster moving traffic.
Do not congregate as a group and block the walkway from those trying to get by you. This is a mode of transportation, not a coffee klatch, so either keep moving or keep out of the way of those people who are.
All together now, STAND RIGHT — WALK LEFT!
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