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  • In the development off of any busy road in Hong Kong, the commercial ground floor of virtually every building spills forth from open-air shops into the already narrow sidewalks, leaving the slightly raised pedestrian platform at the street edge barely useable for its intended purpose.
    Locals wander on foot down the center of the street; bicyclists weave amongst them; worrisome tourists try to remain in the relative safety of the raised edge for however briefly it is available, unoccupied by displays of goods, materials storage or the abandoned resting posts of shopkeepers.

    Savannah's lanes between residential blocks function in a similar way, without being intended for use as through-access for any mode of transportation. No distinction seemed to exist in Hong Kong.
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