I'll try to grab a picture that captures all of the elements of Zibo traffic -- the broad tree-lined avenues are lined with access roads which are used by cyclists and scooters, which are also flanked by pedestrian walkways which double as parking spaces. U-turns are permitted at intersections. Shoulder-checking before changing lanes is for wimps, as is stopping for pedestrians if you're turning right while they're in the crosswalk. Watching the traffic and the variety of vehicles on the road is endlessly entertaining but I don't know if I can give you the full picture with my little cell phone camera. In contrast, this peaceful shot shows bicycles lined up outside the New Mart store a few weeks ago when the cherry trees were in full blossom.
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I blog about my research into Jane Austen and her world, plus a few other interests. Welcome! My earlier posts (prior to June 2017) are about my time as a teacher of ESL in China (just click on "China" in the menu below). More about me here.
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