Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Shanghai is still biking


When I first came to Shanghai,
and Beijing, there were more bicycles than cars.
That can be disputed now.
Traffic jams can last for days.
Thus the bicycle may still
be the best way to get from a-b.
The scary thing is that bicycles mixes freely
with cars on the roads.
The potential for accidents are constant.
I haven't checked the statistics
but it must be rather bad.
At least when cars are actually moving.
Anyway, on the backstreet neighborhoods
the two-wheeler
is still the chosen mode of transportation
for most families.

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