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Finally! City Builds Sidewalk Lanes for Fast Walkers

I walk fast. This is because I am a decent human being, unlike all of the people who waddle in front of me at 1 mile per hour, like they have nothing to accomplish in their lives except be obstacles to human progress.

The city of Liverpool, UK found that 47% of survey respondents said that slow walkers are the most annoying problem they encounter when shopping in the city center. The city responded to this problem by making it legal to taser slow walkers building "fast lanes" on sidewalks with high foot traffic. The Independent reports:

Opening on the city's St John Street, the fast lanes will allow users to speed through the crowds while perusing the three-storey Liverpool One shopping centre.

The research, conducted by Argos, also revealed shoppers hated battling through crowds, people chatting in the middle of the street and pavement hoggers.

I found this article through reddit, where commenters offer great suggestions about how to deal with slow walkers. For example:

I find it's much easier to trip them or push them to the ground and continue my walking without the awkward baby steps behind them. Try it for yourself


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I find it's not an issue to get around slow walkers, whatever their reason is for not walking quickly, but I find groups that stop and talk on the street really annoying. Where I live, you'll often walk past big groups standing around having a conversation that takes up the whole sidewalk. If they do see you coming, instead of moving closer together or going somewhere else, they'll just stand a little farther apart to let you walk through while they continue their conversation around you (or over your head). A fast lane would be a great idea in cities where most of us plebs have to get around by foot anyway and don't want to have to deal with this kind of thing.
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How can you tell just by looking someone is able-bodied? I am a slow walker caused by demylinating neuropathy, but I don't have crutches or a walking stick, or other signs that show people I cannot walk fast. People should not be so quick to judge.
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