Friday, October 19, 2007

On the Right, On the Left

I can report that walking and biking in NZ is almost the same as in the states (one foot/pedal in front of the other, repeat). There is one big difference though, you have to yield to the left, not the right. While this is probably obvious to anyone that knows about the car-on-the-left thing I still nearly run into a few people a day on paths. On the bike I have an automatic left-side of the road, right head-turn down but I'm at a total loss at complex intersections and actually hope for red lights to slow things down. I get a break on my bike commute as I have a nice bike path along the harbour nearly the whole way (about 5k) that is ignored by the serious cyclists sucking diesel fumes on the inland side of the road.

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