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Author Topic: Roads and traffic: What the hell is wrong here?  (Read 16601 times)

latefordinner

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Re: Roads and traffic: What the hell is wrong here?
« Reply #60 on: November 29, 2008, 03:04:28 AM »
DS, you beat me to the post.  bjbjbjbjbj The place is Renmin Square, Zhongshan Road. The main east-west arterial road in the city. And it works.  bfbfbfbfbf Probably because it's at the entrance to the square, not a major intersection; possibly also because there are lights at Beijing Street and Xinkai Road just a little ways down in either direction.

boomshanker

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Re: Roads and traffic: What the hell is wrong here?
« Reply #61 on: March 28, 2009, 03:44:03 AM »
I am not sure if it's the same bloke, or if there is a special training school where these cyclists are trained to wait and pounce at the right moment.But whenever you are in an extremly congested traffic situation and there is only room between you and a great container wagon this bloke appears on a 3 wheel pushbike with polystyrene 4 metres high coming up the wrong side of the road the wrong way straight for the 3 mm you are trying to slide into. ........but no road rage ......no eye contact......thank god otherwise the population would be halved in a week. llllllllll

spuglyfuglet

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Re: Roads and traffic: What the hell is wrong here?
« Reply #62 on: April 05, 2009, 11:25:37 PM »
Cars = Bicycles = Penetrations
I get go to any 3ed world country with a high car level
and China believe me is a lot better.

One word "Ciro" Egypt get car there and cross town.
scared is not the word for it.

But what worries me is the NO Safety belt Taxis.
speeding around China all ready to send you
up to meet the ancestors.

Even Ciro's Taxis have safety belts!!
Yours
Spugly Fugley
(I am Dyslexic sorry for any spelling and Grammar Mistakes)

Schnerby

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Re: Roads and traffic: What the hell is wrong here?
« Reply #63 on: April 06, 2009, 01:36:22 AM »
Had a read hair-raiser in Zhengzhou yesterday. I wonder what the road toll is here?

Crazy stuff.

synthette58

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Re: Roads and traffic: What the hell is wrong here?
« Reply #64 on: April 07, 2009, 02:04:53 PM »
I do love China, the only time I sometimes dont like it is when I am on the road or waiting in a que at a supermarket or restaurant. 


Amen, to that!!

I DO love China..........the people, the culture.............but the driving?? Oi Gevalt!!!..........like they learned to drive in New Delhi or even Milan, god forbid!!!

In this sleepy little hamlet of Lin'an.........well, for example, I was walking down a local street yesterday, no-one about (it's a holiday weekend FGS!!!).........and a taxi comes bowling down the road - and, I mean, smokin' !!!!)..........honking his horn like it was Hogmanay..............
The road was deserted!
Empty!
No-one around! Anyone with any sanity left was sleeping!
Yet, here's this one Jackass, with his hand on the horn!!

Get a freakin' life, already!!!
Grow up!

The traffic here scares me silly.
Seriously.

Drive in China?????????????????
Only if you have no medical coverage and a death wish!

Example: my first foray to China (m'kay, I lived in the Middle East for 11 yrs, so, one does become au fait with 'seat belts' or lack of.........hoho....."so, I no use seatbilts, mean I can 'fford good plastic surgery for my son!! haha!!" mentality).
On my drive from Hangzhou airport to the city, I tried, on several lurching occasions, to locate the seatbelt attachment for the rear seat - only to be met with a handful of grime and other unmentionables............I did NOT feel safe!........not for a single moment!
I was scared.
Seriously.

Driving in China - be afraid.
Taking cab in China - be even more afraid.

They all learned in India.........trust me. I'd feel safer in an autorickshaw!

Never mind teaching them to speaka-de-English..........how about someone teaching them the basics of road etiquette???

.........not to mention electric scooters!!
(and the expats who drive them!!.........yup, Paddyfields, I'm talkin' 'bout YOU!! LOL!!)

Peace...........stay off the roads!
 agagagagag


paddyfields

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Re: Roads and traffic: What the hell is wrong here?
« Reply #65 on: April 07, 2009, 02:33:12 PM »

.........not to mention electric scooters!!
(and the expats who drive them!!.........yup, Paddyfields, I'm talkin' 'bout YOU!! LOL!!)

Peace...........stay off the roads!
 agagagagag



stay off the roads! Drive on the Pavement  aoaoaoaoao
« Last Edit: April 07, 2009, 02:39:44 PM by paddyfields »

synthette58

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Re: Roads and traffic: What the hell is wrong here?
« Reply #66 on: April 07, 2009, 03:15:57 PM »
Yay, Bud!!......just like you do!!

Jaysus, you make life in Lin'an just a breeze!

I'll pop yur tyres yet, Paddy-O!

 agagagagag













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Re: Roads and traffic: What the hell is wrong here?
« Reply #67 on: April 08, 2009, 02:02:48 AM »
I think one of the main reasons is that a licence costs 3,800 if you don't want to do the test, and 3,800 if you do.

So they don't.

I TELL my wife to drive on the footpath with her ebike. Stuff the rest of the planet, I worry about her. My baby goes nowhere with her unless there is no streets to cross.

If you don't like my ideas, then just stay off the footpath in Nannging.
Just another roadkill on the information superhighway.