I like some sort of sense of order, in particular when I’m in a hurry and people are blocking me on an escalator. In the UK there’s a written (in tube stations) and unwritten rule that if you’re not walking up or down the escalator you stand on the right so people can pass you on the left. I think I’ve got the order correct but if not please leave me a comment and let me know.
It doesn’t work this way in Australia and it’s quite annoying. I walk a reasonable amount and it’s good exercise to walk up stairs and escalators but I can’t walk up an escalator if people are blocking the way. I just tend to stand behind them glaring at the back of their heads. One boy at lunch time even had the gall to stand in the middle of the escalator with a hand holding the rails on each side. I burnt a hole in the back of his head with my stare.
I vote for people making room so other people can pass them on escalators.