Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I have previously raved about pedestrians having no rights in this city. And I didn't mean it as an overstatement.
In a lot of places in this city, there are either no sidewalks or the existing sidewalks have been invaded by street vendors and/or other usages.
Jalan Purnawarman (Purnawarman Street) - a busy commercial area featured in these pictures - is just another example. Bandung is generally not a walkable city, except for the brave citizens who have been so used to it and/or those adventurous souls who are willing to risk their lives on the streets.
Sadly, the city's government has never done anything consistent about this problem.