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How to cross a road by foot in a country that drives on the "other" side of the road

If you travel a lot, it's a good idea to get in the habit of always, always checking both directions before stepping out, wherever you are, without habitually favouring either direction first: If it'...
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How should a pedestrian walk across a busy road in the USA?

You need to watch the pedestrian crossing light: You should only cross when it indicates "walk", which in this case will be indicated by an image of a walking person. Very old systems ...
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Walking 14 km on a pilgrimage road where footwear may be considered disrespectful

I have personal experience of walking around the mountains of Thiruvannamalai on a full moon day along with other devotees. Most of the devotees walk barefoot and so did I. The asphalt road is used ...
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Does Google Maps take into account hills/inclines for route times?

Surprisingly, it appears that the answer is YES, Google Maps does make a distinction between uphill and downhill. I routed out a couple of bicycle rides from my home (in Germany) to a city either 90 ...
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How should a pedestrian walk across a busy road in the USA?

USA traffic systems are build for cars, other modes of transport are an afterthought if you are lucky, completely ignored if you are unlucky. If there are pedestrian crossing lights, use those. If ...
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Do pedestrians imitate automotive traffic?

In Australia, people are encouraged to keep to the left in busy pedestrian areas. For example, here is a sign posted in a railway station in Sydney: In addition, doors, walkways and other structures ...
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Does Google Maps take into account hills/inclines for route times?

No. Google Maps works a different way. Google Maps learns travel times by monitoring the pace of other riders. The Google Maps app "constantly" sends data about your location back to the Google ...
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Walking 14 km on a pilgrimage road where footwear may be considered disrespectful

Walking barefoot probably won't be as bad as you expect. For one thing, that trail is walked barefoot by a lot of people, all the time. A lot of the things that make barefoot walking painful are ...
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Walking 14 km on a pilgrimage road where footwear may be considered disrespectful

Just couple of months ago, during peak summer season, I completed this 14 odd km walk around the mountain and I did not do it barefoot. I was probably one of the few wearing my slippers among ...
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Do pedestrians imitate automotive traffic?

This actually serves a practical purpose, and relates to something else: walking on a road that does not have an adjacent pavement/footpath, you are instructed to face incoming traffic. That is to ...
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Traveling the Camino Trail during Covid

This is more an extended comment than an answer. The answer right now is simple: you cannot do that and there is no a reasonable date estimation on when you will be able to do the Santiago Trail again....
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Walking 14 km on a pilgrimage road where footwear may be considered disrespectful

Being an Indian & Hindu, I can say that it is not mandatory for anyone to walk barefoot for such a long distance. However, due to some religious principles you will be requested to remove shoes ...
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Are motorised two-wheelers allowed to drive on bicycle lanes in Belgium?

Horizons Unlimited 21 Mar 2015 duibhceK: In Belgium 25km/h mopeds are obliged to use the cycle path everywhere, unless specific signs forbid it. 45km/h limited mopeds are obliged to use the cycle ...
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How do you use Berlin crosswalk signal boxes?

Simple answer - you don't. Unless you're blind, as that's who they are designed for. And given that your question started with "I see ..." I'm going to presume that you are, indeed, not ...
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Jaywalking in England

Other people have done nearly all the work here, but someone should draw everything together in an answer so the question can be put to bed. Your assumption that jaywalking must be a crime in England,...
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How should a pedestrian walk across a busy road in the USA?

NJ 20 is a vital connector between Interstate 80 and NJ 4. It is a divided highway with a "Jersey barrier" down the middle the whole way, except for that intersection. The Jersey barrier ...
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Are there sources in Prague that have hand-held, printed maps?

Are there for sources in Prague that have hand-held, printed maps? Maps are easy to obtain in Prague, no matter how you come to the country. Airport: A free map is available at the airport's public ...
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How to leave Beijing airport (PEK) by foot

I just tried. It is surprisingly easy, and I would totally recommend it even if you have only 4 hours between flights. I will suppose that like almost everyone coming from an international flight you ...
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Does Google Maps take into account hills/inclines for route times?

At least for bikes it does (assuming the topographical information mentioned in the comment is available). I just checked with two cycling routes near my home, both 4,2km long according to Google, ...
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Is it possible to walk from Gatwick Airport station to Travelodge Gatwick?

Having made the journey in both directions only yesterday, I can confirm that this is a fairly easy 10 minute walk but since the route of about 200m nearest the Travelodge is designated as the West ...
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Walking 14 km on a pilgrimage road where footwear may be considered disrespectful

I don't expect walking barefoot will be any trouble, but if you feel like having a backup plan, I suggest you equip yourself with adhesive bandages. Pick the ones without absorbing pads, and ...
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How to cross a road by foot in a country that drives on the "other" side of the road

Always expect traffic from both sides. Always assume the lane you are going to cross is a one way street/lane and you do not know which way the traffic is supposed to go. If there is a safe point in ...
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Do pedestrians imitate automotive traffic?

If you ask a bunch of people this question, you'll usually get one of two answers: Pedestrians pass each other on the same side as vehicle traffic does It doesn't matter So, if you are in Australia ...
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Do pedestrians imitate automotive traffic?

Yes, except on escalators (at least in England). In England, on escalators on train stations and underground stations, "traffic" is actually continental. I was surprised to see signs that instruct ...
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How should a pedestrian walk across a busy road in the USA?

according to https://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/pedestrian.html PEDESTRIANS MUST obey pedestrian signals and use crosswalks at signalized intersections. Both carry a $54.00 fine for failure to observe the law....
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Hastings Battlefield and the 'Right to Roam'

There is no general "Right to Roam" in England and Wales, in contrast to Scotland. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 only allows public access that can be recognised and "Right to Roam" on "...
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World's longest purpose-built pedestrian tunnel?

Your conditions are quite strict - "Longest", "publicly accessible", AND "purpose-built". A "simple tunnel connecting A to B". There is indeed a tunnel that meets these criteria that at 1,635 metres ...
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What do these signs in the Czech Republic mean? [Picture included]

These are positions of access points to underground water or gas pipes (for example a hydrant). The upper line denotes type and size. I don't know the Czech names, but in Germany the 'S' would be for ...
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Can I walk along the ocean from Cannon Beach, Oregon, to Hug Point or Adair Point?

It appears to be possible at low tide, according to the website for Hug Point State Recreation Site: North of the parking area at low tide you may walk along the original stagecoach road, still ...
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