Lee Cooper wrote in to Dr. Gridlock to complain about two cyclists who buzzed him (?) as he walked on the left hand side of the Wilson Bridge path. Cooper's belief that one should walk on the left is a common one (and one that sometimes carries over to cycling) but it's wrong.
I have always assumed that just as on a road with automobile traffic, it is safest to walk to the left as close to the shoulder as practical, but facing traffic, whether cars or bikes are coming at you, so that you can see vehicles approaching and take evasive action in an emergency.
Dr. Gridlock corrects Cooper, and lets him know that on a trail, users should stay as far to the right as is safe. Regardless of Cooper's mistake, he wasn't treated well by two cyclists
But in an encounter with two bicyclists on this path, they disagreed with my view by using aggressive hand gestures as they approached and expressing contempt for me while they passed close enough to force me to stop in my tracks on the left shoulder.
I can see why the cyclists would be angry, but the best policy is to slow way down and pass with a wide berth. Perhaps politely inform the user of the rules.