I think I’ve figured out the actual number of paths needed on the seawall to accommodate everyone, happily:
- One – two walkers
- Three – six-plus walkers shoulder-to-shoulder who wouldn’t move an inch even if the Pope needed to pass.
- Smokers: cigarette, cigar, and the green (I can see each group lobbying for their own lane.)
- People teaching kids how to ride a bike or a trike.
- Parents who aren’t watching their children and then those same children wander into the shins of runners and the faces of dogs. Hilarity does not ensue.
- Photographers: camera and mobile
- People taking selfies
- People who like to smooch, canoodle, hold hands, and walk, all at once (that’s a lot going on there to manage, maybe take it down to two out of the four.)
- Shopping carts
- Baby strollers (double-wides may need their own lane.)
- Tipsy people and walk of shame people – you know who you are and you can share a lane.
- Canadian geese