There is etiquette to be considered on escalators and moving sidewalks.  It’s really very simple —


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