Back to Basics: Stand Right, Walk Left

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!

 

Photo credit: SXC

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Mary Jo Manzanares is a traveler, travel blogger, and podcaster. In addition to her blog, Traveling with MJ, she hosts the Where Else to Go podcast, and is the founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine. Her travel ethos is value luxury - luxury for real people - and her goal is to help travelers know when to splurge and when to save. Mary Jo has been a speaker at various industry events around the world. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Her most recent travels were to Stockholm, a Baltic cruise, and Universal Orlando Resort.

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