Saturday, January 10, 2009

About Pedestrians and Bridges

When we were down in Singapore last November, my children were quite amazed at how the people in Singapore cross the street in an orderly manner, very unlike here in Malaysia where we cross the street wherever and however we wish!

It always amuses me to read in the newspapers about folks complaining about the lack of pedestrian bridges and when the bridges are built, people still prefer to dash across the road instead of using the pedestrian bridge...'too far', 'too many steps up the stairs'...we hear them complain.

There is a very nice pedestrian bridge near my son's school and I don't remember seeing anyone use it at all...most people would just cross the road right underneath this bridge.

Then there's this bridge which has no staircase on either side. Makes you wonder what the bridge is there for??


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