This happens to me in Stockholm. They haven’t driven on the left since the mid-sixties, but they all still WALK on the left, and the escalators in the subway stations are set up for you to be on the left.
Oh man I had the worst time in Australia with this.
I’ve heard that in Osaka/Kyoto (Kansai region) you’re supposed to stand to the right on escalators (you still drive on the left side though).
Meanwhile, in Belgium, people just use all the space on the sidewalks (?) and on the escalators. They try to teach people to let a side free on the escalators in the really crowded zones (Brussels South Station), but it doesn’t really take.
It seems that most people just assume that, if you take the escalator, you are lazy, and you probably have the time to wait. If you’re in a hurry, you’ll just take the stairs.
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