A bizarre zebra crossing recently photographed in Anhui province and posted online has triggered a wave of ridicule from web users. Apparently, the crossing is “blocked” by railings, meaning the only way to get across is by climbing over the things like hurdles.
The zebra crossing is located at the intersection of Tianchang East Road and Jianshe Road in Chuzhou city, Anhui. Citizens living in the neighborhood have complained that design of the crossing has caused inconvenience to their daily lives, especially to the city’s far less limber elderly folk.
Chuzhou police said on their official Weibo page that since Tianchang East Road was changed to a single lane, the railings were added to both sides of the road to keep movement orderly.
But ever since the pictures of the road surfaced on the Internet, dozens of netizens have all joined in to criticize the department’s utterly impractical urban construction.
“It’s obvious that the one who designed this road cares a great deal about the fitness of citizens,” one netizen joked, while another web user commented that Chuzou’s is a zebra crossing “with Chinese characteristics”.
The mockery came as another display of vexing road markings were spotted Jinan, Shandong province this week.
The arrows at the intersection tell motorists to go straight on and left at the same time, according to SCMP:
Confused drivers are avoiding that lane of the road as some people have been fined for making the “wrong” choice, [The Jinan Times] said.
“The lane is empty and a waste of resources. One can’t turn left or go straight ahead without facing fines,” one motorist was quoted as saying.
Drivers are supposed to only go straight on due to road improvements, but the left turn sign has not been removed, the newspaper said.
Still makes more sense than that traffic light in Chongqing.
By Crystal Lau
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