Ducks Get Their Own Lane in Britain
... "Ducks and ducklings can appear in the most unlikely places, such as in the middle of a busy street walking single-file or nesting under balconies or in the middle of ball fields. They usually stay near water bodies such as ponds.
England and Wales has more than 2,000 miles inland waterways, along which run narrow towpaths that are barely wide enough for cyclists and pedestrians. And then, there are ducks. The charity organization Canal & River Trust who is responsible for maintaining these waterways have installed temporary "Duck Lanes" along the waterways in London, Birmingham and Manchester. The move is part of the "Share the space, drop your pace" campaign that encourages cyclists and pedestrians to be more considerate of surrounding wildlife.
... This is true not only for Britain’s towpaths, but all pavements in general. It's everyone's responsibility to stay alert and watch out for walkers or bikes coming in the opposite direction. Last year, the Chinese city of Chongqing opened a “cellphone lane” for people who are too engrossed on their smartphones to see where they are going and frequently bump into other pedestrians. ..."