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Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Awkward, these pedestrian wars are

When it comes to scuffles between people using various modes of transportation, battles between bikes and cars, cars and pedestrians and bikes and pedestrians are common. But what about issues that tend to arise between pedestrians?

Obviously, people on foot aren’t operating machines and can only operate at such a high rate of speed, so such confrontations are usually informal and forgettable. But there are definitely gripes to be had. Take, for example, Being Miss Bennet’s list of complaints. Certainly, the Miss makes some good points — groups who tend to go six-wide and cyclists who use sidewalks when there are bike lanes available are annoyances which certainly resonate with this editor — but one suggestion stood out:

1) Walk on the RIGHT side of the sidewalk.

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Aaron Morrissey blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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