14th February 2020

Pedestrian Commuting

Walking around Japan, there's a lot more people walking than in the majority of US cities it felt like. Everyone seemed to be either in a hurry, or was just more focused on getting to their destination than Americans.

Oh and there were so many bikes on sidewalks and in crosswalks. I found myself constantly getting frustrated and having to jump out of the way or was forced to change my direction.

Lots of people were on their phones, and the ability to read others body language wasn't that great so there were more collisions or people having to change directions as they looked up to see what was in front of them.

Maybe it's like this in the US and I just never noticed, since walking isn't as big of a thing here?