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Explanation: I personally see walking against the foot traffic in an inclosed public space a contentious event. In the food traffic’s perspective, they are leaving the track and heading towards their destination. The only way to reach the exit is by leaving the track and walking through the corridor. Given that its NYC, most pedestrians want to get from point A to point B as fast as possible. By walking against the traffic, one causing a contentious moment because one is interfering with the accepted way of walking through the corridor. It causes some to get annoyed, and others to wonder why one would be walking against the crowds when there are no subterranean vehicles in that corridor loading at that time. By going against the foot traffic an element of unpredictability is introduced.