Out running today, I had occasion to think about the difficulties involved in sharing the planet with geese. These hefty birds would be a plus in every respect were it not for their shortcomings in the domain of personal hygiene. While picking my way gingerly along the route, I focused on possible solutions.
First, we need to direct environmental budgets to serious problems, like goose poop. If people were pooping in public to anywhere near the same extent, stopping it would be viewed as a top priority.
Now on to specifics. As we know, geese are subject to imprinting. We should pay people to become surrogate goose-parents and to lead them (as pictured in the linked photo) to an appropriate bathroom or outhouse so that they can see what proper pooping looks like. But this will create a further complication: geese, alighting from their migrations, will be knocking on doors everywhere, asking to use the facilities. To forestall this, I recommend building banks of public toilets along known flyways. This might seem extravagant, but the size of these goose-a-potties can be small, holding down costs.
And then we humans can run along rivers and bays without staring at our feet all the time.