Walking Lanes for Tourists? Joke Isn't a Bad Idea Separate lanes for slow/fast walkers makes sense By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted May 20, 2010 5:53 PM CDT 10 comments Comments Why not fast/slow lanes for walkers in busy cities? (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A New York wag recently spray-painted "tourist" and "New Yorker" walking lanes at 5th Avenue and 22nd Street. Though the lanes were quickly erased, separate pedestrian lanes might actually be a good idea, writes Dan Amira for New York magazine. Of course, such lanes wouldn't be designated by where you live, but merely as "fast" or "slow," just like highway lanes. "If even some people adhered to them," Amira writes, "it would make foot travel a little more efficient, more enjoyable, and you wouldn't feel the urge to punch a slow walker in the back of the head as often."