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How Hiroshima city dwellers get from point A to point B.

How Hiroshima city dwellers get from point A to point B.

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  • city transport
    a brief look into how the Japanese wander through the streets of Hiroshima
  • A common bike design in Japan small enough that it’s western equivalent is designed as foldable.
  • Japan’s ingenious approach to the bike stand: a true threat to the stationary bike industry.
  • Mirrors plastered at intersections throughout the city have most certainly saved poor drivers and unaware pedestrians from imminent death.
  • This convenient pathway for the blind deceptively appears harmless for bare feet.
  • Designers had the foresight to put poles at the ends to deter incompetent bikers from riding up and down the ramp.
  • A much worse obstacle to accidentally slam your toe into than a ramp made from concrete.
  • Every day, biking, motor-biking, walking, and busing compete for “most frequent method of commute to HIT”.
  • While a frequent method of commute to HIT, motor-biking only tops “getting a ride from your mom.”
  • While it may be hideous to some western eyes, Japan’s boxcar makes a nice living wandering the streets Hiroshima.
  • Found on nearly all commuter bikes, baskets like this have proven themselves as multipurpose beasts, strong enough to carry women, children, and Japanese men.
  • God help two umbrella wielding bicyclers who must pass each other on the same lane.
  • Though they appear frighteningly weak, bike locks like this are ubiquitous throughout the city.
  • When it’s too far for the bicycle, bike to the train station.
  • The Hiroden Street Car, where human Tetris is played on holidays and during morning and evening rush hour.