Duck lanes painted on canal paths


The Canal & River Trust painted the markings on towpaths in London, and other large cities, to remind us we share the space with nature: "It just wouldn't be possible to paint lanes on the towpath for all our different visitors," an organizer told Quartz, "so we thought the ducks could have one instead."

A photo, posted to twitter by a passer-by, shows the ducks waddling happily along, pedestrians on one side and a barge on the other.

"The duck paths have been well-received by the public," reports The Independent.

We are reminded that "It's unlikely that ducks will stick to the lanes, which serve a largely symbolic function" and that one should still watch out for ducks even if one is not in the duck lane.