Everybody has their list of pet peeves. For me, slow walkers are pretty much at the top.
Whether it’s a couple too into each other to realize they’re taking up the entire sidewalk or a group of Starbucks-instagramming tweens, these people are all the worst and need to GTFO of my way ASAP.
And while my rage may seem a tad irrational, I’m surely not alone. Seriously, Google “slow walkers” and you’ll find a ton of blog posts from people who are all on team fast walkers.
Another vocal supporter? Insurance company Direct Line.
They created the Direct Lane – a dedicated path in the London Tube which allows speedier citizens to bypass the slowpokes on their commute.
— Direct Line (@DirectLine_UK) September 23, 2016
The rules of the Direct Lane are simple: no selfies, no dawdling, no Pokemon Go, and no scooters.
Commuters are also expected to maintain a pace of at least three miles per hour while using the lane. How they will regulate the speed is unclear (though I do love Refinery29‘s suggestion of using a radar speed sign).
Additionally, even though the pathways are technically a publicity stunt, that hasn’t stopped people from asking for the lanes to become a permanent fixture, or even expand to other cities.
Or other countries perhaps? TTC, we’re looking at you.