Sidewalk Canon (Part IV) Corners
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When approaching a corner, intersection passage must be observed in order to determine further progression.

1. If direction of travel displays (or implies) a "Don't Walk" status, cross traffic must be given right of way.

2. If direction of travel displays (or implies) a "Walk" status, travel must yield safely into the intersection, cross traffic having given the right the way.

Turning corners follows the above edict, lane change rules (see Part V) apply.


Sidewalk Canon (Part III) Passengers
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If attempting to maintain a multiple party line of sight while underway, the inner most individual(s) relative to width of lane, must cede to opposing and forward progressing traffic while observing heightened coherence of surroundings. The yielding individual must return to the lane of progression either ahead or behind the companion party member(s). Lane 'host' must confine path of travel to the furthest safest right of lane.

At no time should passenger width exceed two members if passage is within a known congested area or time. At no time should passenger width exceed three members during any conditions. Dual layering must be applied and both individuals on the inner segmentation must observe the above merging edict.

All lane changes by the obstructing party must be made promptly upon sighting of encounter to reduce hindrance of the opposing or conflicting pedestrian.


Sidewalk Canon (Part II) Passing
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When passing an individual traveling at a slower speed, three elements must occur.

1. Slower pedestrians must stay to the right.
2. There must be no opposing traffic from the left lane.
3. You must pass only on the left and return to the lane of progression upon safely passing the slower individual.

Deviation from this return-to-lane or coherence of contrary traffic will act as a catalyst for the demise of the infrastructure.


Sidewalk Canon (Part I) Basics
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Assuming the average reader of this document is of legal driving age, the composition is simple...lanes. Lanes of travel create a methodology for consistency amongst users. One lane travels one direction and confines those portioned to combat variables within that boundary, the while the opposing direction equates the same tasks within it's segmentation.

Direction of travel is not consistent the world over, so presuming this document governs North American habitats, we will instill that the right lane is the advancing conduit. Subsequently, the left facing lane would confine the opposing direction and in effect be off limits under the principle act of forward progression.

This is the foundation of the sidewalk canon. The following parts within this series will detail the variables that apply while maintaining this nucleus.


Sidewalk Canon - Introduction (New York Edition)
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Walking through Manhattan is both vexing and antagonistic. This is in large part due to the contemporaneous disconnect of civility from culture. As spatial consciousness declines, a seemingly negligible maneuver trickles into a catastrophic blitzkrieg of dysfunction. This chaotic remapping of courtesy macerates passages to achievement.

What is required is complicity. Rules of driving are mandated to create a practicable, unobstructed and cautious method of transportation. Walking should be enriched with the same principles outside of crudely fashioned and often misnomered obliged congeniality.

The Sidewalk Canon series will attempt to do just that. Over the next 15+ days, we will unveil an edict per day, crafted specifically for the common man to utilize in his traversing of the streets of a metropolitan city to the efficacy for an ease of psychological and physical congestion.

Tomorrow will begin with an understanding of the very rudimentary structure we inhibit. Stay tuned.