London Ducks Get Duck Lane, Still Waddle Aimlessly
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Great news in the duck thoroughfare department, as London now features a duck lane.
Please do not confuse this with pigeon areas, which seem to be just about the entirety of the city.
Time Out London reports the Canal & River Trust, an organization that “looks after the 2,000 miles of inland waterways in England and Wales,” created a special lane for tourists of the avian variety.
While human locals amble about, dropping various crumbs and other delicious bits, ducks have been left to scramble about amid bipedal giants.
Well it’s high time the infrastructure was tweaked so that ducks might go about their business taking care of duck duties, which we imagine include going on adventures with their diminutive nephews.
Ruptly offers a sight of the adorable little lane that is meant to spread a bit of knowledge among the levity:
And here’s an image from Culture Trip London:
Now despite this lane being helpful for ducks that otherwise have no flipping clue it exists, the lanes are meant for humans.
The initiative is explained in full at Canal & River Trust’s website. Chief executive Richard Parry explains that the area’s towpaths are truly special areas that are limited in space for a crowded group of animals (humans included) that enjoy them.
So the organization started a campaign to remind people to “Share the Space, Drop Your Pace.”
Parry explains, “Today they are more popular than ever, with more investment in improvements and better signage, but with that success there are also problems, which is why we are calling on visitors to help make our canals preserves for old-fashioned good manners. We can all help by slowing down and remembering we are all there to enjoy the space.”
The duck lanes are reportedly temporary, which is a good thing. Before you know it you would need a carpool lane, on-ramps and duck highway patrols.
Nobody has time for that.
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