The Struggles of Implementing the Escalator Etiquette

Some months ago, I posted about the basic escalator etiquette (read about it here) which is just basically just standing on the right and walking on the left. I got a lot of comments and reactions saying that they’ve seen it naturally happening in other countries but here, it seems like we have a long way to go.

Around a month after posting about it, supermalls started to implement it by putting signage by the escalators as well as stickers on the side but unfortunately, well, they didn’t work. People still stood on both sides, paying no attention to the labels indicating the etiquette.

The solution? Well, have a look. Johan Amata posted this photo on Facebook:


We feel you, kuya. 

As Johan’s caption said, “Hindi kayo makuha sa signage lang a. Samahan natin ng tao.” We’re not entirely sure if this is going to be a more effective way to implement this but we hope people would start to follow such simple rules.

Also, we’re definitely hoping that the escalator etiquette can be practiced in all places including underpasses. Trust me, wanting to go on full Temple Run mode when you’re close to being late for work while lots of people are blocking your path on the escalator is not a good way to start the day.

Share this with your friends and let them know about the escalator etiquette as well!


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