Old 06-14-20, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by pennpaul View Post
Thanks for sharing that video. It has an "NHK" quality to it (meant as a compliment).

In the segment where you are riding on a busy road and are passed by a truck, I see a man walking on a separate path. Are bicycles not allowed on there?
Japan is a country of conventions not laws. Even the police break cycling laws ALL the time. Bicycles can go anywhere people go and vice-versa simply because that's we we do. What the actual rule or law is we never even think about. Mainly in daily life if you can walk in a place you can also ride in a place; this is especially true in busy shopping streets where housewives ride their mama bikes with shopping baskets on busy paths dodging in and out of people with some grandmothers connately ringing their bells!
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