A passing place is there to allow two travellers going in opposite directions to pass. It is a road feature that enables cooperation. It is not there to be used as a lay-by or parking space – to do that would be selfish. In the story of Exodus we hear how a cleft in a rock is used as a passing place so that God in dazzling glory can pass by Moses – Exodus 33:21-23
Making room for others to pass, especially when there are obstructions, when people are going at different speeds, or when places are simply too crowded, makes it easier for everyone to move in the right direction.
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.