08 November 2009

My plan to save lives

Happy Sunday!

And now a brief public service: My plan to save lives...




Sign from the Houston airport? May I present the DC Metro escalators.

DC Metro escalators? May I present the sign from the Houston airport.


It's time you two got together.


Stand Right, Walk Left. It's a beautiful system when people know it exists. Otherwise, it's just a wistful Utopian dream.

9 comments:

Bowie Mike said...

Definitely a locals vs tourists thing going on here in the Metro. The tension is so real that when I sometimes play tourist in D.C., I want to wear a shirt that says, "I'm a local - not a tourist!" When I'm alone, I'm generally a left side walker - unless I'm going up the escalator in Wheaton or Dupont during a 90 degree July day.

Mike said...

So get that printer working and start posting banners. A revolution usually starts with one person and a great idea.

Maya said...

Funny that this seems to be a rule in most cities I've been to in the States, and yet tourists never seem to know it. Where are they all from?

lacochran said...

Bowie Mike: The Dupont escalator definitely separates the boys from the men. I, apparently, am a boy. A whiny, little boy.

Mike: I am the IDEA person. I can't be the implementer, too! Jeez.

Maya: No flippin' clue.

FoggyDew said...

After we win the battle of the escalators can we start on the battle of the sidewalks? You know, where four people just *have* to walk side-by-side so they can chatter away blissfully unaware they're blocking the entire sidewalk from both directions. This may annoy me more than the escalator thing. May.

Kate said...

Oh. My. God. Can we get these printed on little cards to hand out to offenders?

Titania said...

My theory is that when most people travel and turn into tourists, their brains go on vacation too. They forget how to read, how to mentally process things as complex as crossing a street and how to think rationally. So they drive awfully and stand on the left side of escalators.

jinxygrrl said...

Don't you mean when the metro escalators actually work? and you can apply this to the beltway as well.

Love that sign!

f.B said...

serious comment alert!

you should forward this to WMATA. i don't know that they "do" "the email," but it's worth a shot.

okay. not really that serious.