There is nothing more annoying than trying to push through the crowds on a busy pavement.
Ducks apparently share the pain too, it appears, and are getting special ‘duck lanes’ to help the birds who have sought the city waterway life, to harmoniously travel along the river beds alongside humans.
The quirky initiative is being installed by Canal & River Trust alongside numerous walkways in London, Birmingham and Manchester, so the birds get their own special lane to waddle down.
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The temporary spray-painted sections are designed as a light-hearted way to highlight the narrowness of the lanes, and to promote consideration of the feathered friends.
It is hoped by raising awareness for cyclists, walkers and birds safely sharing the restrictive pathways, the animals will feel comfortable to patter up and down the banks as they please.
The overly narrow lane, with a spray painted duck is intended to humorously highlight the fact it would be impractical to lane all users, and sharing must take place for all to enjoy the city canals.