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Life as a Pedestrian in Chongqing (updated)

I do not own a car and (gasp!) I don’t currently own a bicycle. My main modes of transportation in Portland are public transit, my feet, and the occasional car2go. Here in Chongqing, I walk to work, and I have a CAUPD-supplied transit pass which used a few times to ride the bus and the train.

Because I have been walking so much, I feel comfortable saying that the area where we live and work in Chongqing was not built for pedestrians…or if it was, it is certainly not being treated that way.

Sidewalk in our neighborhood, overrun by cars.

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