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Don't do this

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Here is a "Don’t do this" sign in front of an escalator at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo. It’s easy to understand no baby carriages and no wheelchairs, but what is the third sign with people going up and down the stairs about? Don’t do what?

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This 'walking on escalators is dangerous' myth promotes passive aggressive behaviour towards those in a hurry. Live and let live, people.

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Maybe it's, "Don't walk into this shopping complex because it's hella boring."

11 ( +15 / -4 )

No hovering over escalators?

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Children unable to walk on their own or people who have difficulty walking are not allowed.

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It's not exactly rocket science. If someone cannot understand it then perhaps they should not be out while unsupervised.

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Don't break wind and wave it out behind you?

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Don't walk up on the down escalator.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Don't be disabled

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Easy! No break dancing

3 ( +4 / -1 )

"Official Graffiti".

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Its a group of signs banning disabled people, mothers, and people doing the TT 兄弟 dance.

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Forget about the walking sign, what person in their right mind is going to go on the escalators in a wheelchair? That's asking for trouble.

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i once have to stop an obachan trying to ride the escalator while pushing an old man in a wheelchair...and she just won't give up so i ran to the ticket gate to bring somebody to stop the madness

5 ( +5 / -0 )

no using the stairs seems a bit harsh

2 ( +2 / -0 )

People can’t understand this??? Seriously? I think it’s clear as daylight! @N.Knight... exactly mate!

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No walking backward?

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There is no problem at all with either buggies or walking on escalators. The only one that would be unsafe is wheel chairs.

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In a remote part of Nepal, a small 2-story shopping centre had an escalator. They had a "helper" there to help people get on and off if they'd never seen one before. The helper was busy.

There is no problem at all with either buggies or walking on escalators. The only one that would be unsafe is wheel chairs.

I've helped a friend with a "sports" wheelchair use an escalator. He played wheelchair basketball with it. The typical, monster, heavy, style chairs mean hunting down an elevator. https://ablethrive.com/travel/using-escalator-wheelchair has videos going up and down.

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