Traffic lights here take an incredibly long time to change in spite of the fact that vehicles are moving incredibly fast.
A lot of streets here have four or five lanes, while Parisians make do with two. Traffic lights in France run faster and the cars move slower, yet somehow their traffic flow is more efficient. Go figure.
I was nearly killed by a fast-moving vehicle four times in the first 24 hours I was here.
There are tons of potholes in the roads and in the bike lanes, evoking the image of a crumbling empire.
I now find huge cloverleaf overpasses strange and unsettling.
Right on red.