There's a lot of open space in North America and when we live there we don't think about it too much. However, the luxury of living with plenty of elbow room on and off the road is a bonus that we take for granted. Lots of wide highway lanes, plenty of room to turn, easy access roads both to get on and off the highways. It's a breeze to drive at home except when the snow flies. That's another story.
But here in China the rules are different. Actually there are no rules. . You may wonder how a country can function like that but after three weeks here I have concluded that the system, or lack of it, works just fine. . We could offer tourists a brief primer, perhaps called Walking 101, so that newbies can enjoy their holidays without getting run over. . Let's start with pedestrians. They have no rights in China. I'm not talking about human rights here. Given that the city roads are so congested, the millions and millions of what are now called "e-bikes" or formerly known as mopeds, alternate between the roads and the sidewalks. Oh, and please add small motorcycles to this group.