|Motorbike jam in Vietnam|
Recently, a friend returned from Hanoi, and was telling me how jam-packed the city is with motorbikes and that the sidewalks are almost impassible with parked bikes. To bring this concept home, he gave me a copy of an article from Friday's Wall Street Journal by Daniel Henninger which echoed the same theme!
There's nowhere to walk here explained a waitress in a Saigon restaurant. The sidewalks are covered with motorbikes. Saigon has been described as a city of nine million people and 30 million motorbikes.
|Sidewalks taken over by parked motorbikes|
I had no idea! The article went on to describe Vietnam as a motorbike culture. I'll have to check with Copenhagenize and see how that squares with his interest in alternative commuting - bicycle cultures.
Thanks to those who contributed to today's lesson in world cultures, I learned something new today.