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Proper Etiquette For Running With A Stroller

Who exactly has the right of way when it comes to pedestrians and running strollers? Here's how to properly handle the situation.

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Etiquette expert Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, knows a thing or two about the rules of the road—and the descendant of the famous decorum diva is a runner too!

Q: I run with a stroller. Is it my responsibility to get out of the way of others on the sidewalk? It seems like some people think I should feel guilty for taking up more space!

Some people might consider slower-moving pedestrians as parties who have the right of way. But I think that at the end of the day, you’ve got a baby in tow and I hope people would accommodate you. The alternative means you have the added task of trying to maneuver around a group on the sidewalk with a bulky stroller—which probably doesn’t do as well on uneven ground that surrounds a sidewalk—while still paying attention to traffic and keeping your child safe. Now, don’t forget to be a good stroller-running ambassador and be sure to say “thank you” to people who move.

Have a question for Lizzie? Email editorial@womensrunning.com or tweet @WomensRunning with the hashtag #ProperForm.