A late-night bike ride in Shanghai
Jan Chipchase, a well-known design researcher who moved to Shanghai recently, posts about his 6 Rules for Night-riding in Shanghai. I’ve excerpted my favorite parts below:
The first vehicle into a space has right of way: in the event of a tie – the biggest, most phucked-up vehicle wins. If one vehicle obviously belongs to a party official then the same rules apply, but the emphasis falls on the second vehicle to avoid contact. This makes taking junctions at speed pretty hairy.
Stay clear of the bicycle/motorbike/e bike lanes, and instead slipstream the larger traffic. You’ll be the only pedal power playing with the big boys and as long as they can see you they tend to show respect. The major exception to this are some of the bus lanes – they are a license to speed, can quickly become single lane channels with no escape route. Know your route kids.
22:00 is a good start time, the traffic has died down to something approaching lite.
Read the full post, or check out the rest of his blog for more entries (and some beautiful fieldwork photographs) about his move to Shanghai.
(The photo is actually from another post of his here.)
One comment on “A late-night bike ride in Shanghai”
I was last night in for the fist and last day this bar, I can about midnight to this bar a little bit drunk already. I gave my coat to the front desk to get in, in the bar I wait about 30 min to get the dirnk because staff was very stressful with gambling. That was ok after I gave some Tip the take care me very good I spend about 1500 RMB I just was angry, I was talking with a girl after I find out she want to have sex for money, my friend told me in this bar only good customer. After I went to the exit want to pick up my Coat but the security refuse to give it to me. because I made a mistake with my cell number on the paper, I explain I drunk that I was making that mistake, but the don’t care, I ask for the Manager, they still don’t care. I just get addition to get loud and hit them with my things what I had left and take out my cock, and show to them to get my Coat back because my House Key inside. Ad home I see my Cigar lighter was lost and my golden Ferrari pen a present from my friend from the formula one Team. I really pissed off about that Nr. one bar in Shanghai.