The protocol of bike riders in Beijing, or in the whole of China for that matter, includes the practice of wearing no safety helmets, overloading the bike with goods or passengers and, as this shot reveals, checking on the cell phone while on the move. It is eye-popping to see how carefree the Beijing drivers in general are on the road. It is also amazing that they manage to not run over a person or two on any day.
Traffic jam, definitely. It is said that if all drivers drive their vehicles out, the vehicles will fill up all the roads. The city has a strict rule to regulate the use of private vehicles on odd or even date depending on the last numeric of the plate number. But even that, the road traffic is simply helpless.
Another typical thing is: air pollution, as you can get a glimpse from the shot.
(Sony A55)It doesn’t look like one at first sight. But the shape of the front tyre tells the truth. The shot was done at a Beijing park featuring the remnants of the city wall of the Yuan Dynasty. Beijing was the capital of the Yuan Dynasty.