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    This really annoys me. Does it not occur to them that cyclists or runners may be coming past them?

    Whenever I go running, I constantly come across groups of people walking side by side on the path, blocking the way. On a lot of occasions, even when I make some kind of sound or just say 'excuse me' they don't even bother to move. When they are walking on pavements I'm forced into the road in order to get past them.

    Seriously people, why can't you just keep to one side?
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    But then they can't talk to each other.
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    Why do people go running on pedestrian pavements? Does it not occur to them at some people want to socialise while they walk--at a leisurely pace--to their destination?

    Whenever I go walking, I constantly encounter cyclists and joggers on the pavement when the cyclists should be on the road and the runners should go cross-country if they want to maintain any kind of pace without bumping into people. Even when I make it quite clear that my friends and I have no intention of awkwardly dividing our close-knit formation and breaking up our conversation, these runners still make all of these stupid, grudgingly polite noises and exclamations to try and get us to move for them when they could just run around us at no real disadvantage or, as mentioned, go across country/go to the gym. When they're running on pavements I laugh my ass off at how mad these runners must get.

    Seriously guys, why can't you just go to the gym or run through fields?
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    I'm just joking; people are ignorant as hell, but come on man, it's nothing new and it's not going to change either. Just go mental, let out a war cry and squirt your water at them.
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    (Original post by ꟽɑƞđɑ)
    Why do people go running on pedestrian pavements? Does it not occur to them at some people want to socialise while they walk--at a leisurely pace--to their destination?

    Whenever I go walking, I constantly encounter cyclists and joggers on the pavement when the cyclists should be on the road and the runners should go cross-country if they want to maintain any kind of pace without bumping into people. Even when I make it quite clear that my friends and I have no intention of awkwardly dividing our close-knit formation and breaking up our conversation, these runners still make all of these stupid, grudgingly polite noises and exclamations to try and get us to move for them when they could just run around us at no real disadvantage or, as mentioned, go across country/go to the gym. When they're running on pavements I laugh my ass off at how mad these runners must get.

    Seriously guys, why can't you just go to the gym or run through fields?
    Cyclists I can understand, but not joggers. We have just as much right to use the pavement as you do. I and I'm sure most other joggers would move out of the way of pedestrians, provided there is space to pass, but more often than not there isn't.
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    Yeah, people who take up the whole width of the pavement with their group are irritating. But so are joggers to be honest. :facepalm: They look like projectiles to me - always just about to knock you down. Just restrict yourself to a park for jogging, you can actually hit someone, whereas the people you're complaining about are just annoying.
 
 
 
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