What’s wrong with this picture?

Crap cycling and walking in Zhengzhou

Crap cycling and walking in Zhengzhou

I can actually spot at least three things that are wrong.  Can you?  Answers in the comments.

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7 responses to “What’s wrong with this picture?

  1. Spoiler warning

    The answers are:
    1. The pedestrians are crossing when the man is red.
    2. The pedestrians are walking in the middle of a major intersection rather than the generous zebra crossing that has been provided for them.
    3. The cyclist is not using the bike lane that has generously been provided.

    Perhaps you’ve spotted others?

  2. The zebra crossing is not linked to pavement, but grass.

  3. No wonder the pedestrans are in the roadway – there are three huge bushes instead of a path where they SHOULD be!

  4. The distance between the two pedestrian traffic lights is excessive. (The camera has foreshortened it.)

    Also the idea of zebra crossings (at least where I live!) is that pedestrians have right-of-way and don’t need to wait for a light to turn green to walk across. So as far as I’m concerned it’s not a “real” zebra crossing.

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  6. There are 15 lanes for motor traffic… if this is an urban area (which judging from the walkers and the landscaping, it might well be), then that’s far too many to create a person-friendly living environment.

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