Considering that Kunming is adding 1,000 cars to its already-congested streets each day, it is not surprising that one has to dodge cars in bicycle lanes or on sidewalks. Perhaps then, it shouldn't be shocking that one Kunming driver recently drove their Volkswagen Santana up and over a pedestrian bridge.
The video below is of a Kunming news report about "the most hardcore Santana in history" (史上最牛桑塔纳), in which an eyewitness describes an impatient driver who decides to avoid traffic on Sanhuan Dong Lu.
The driver reportedly pulled out of traffic on the third ring road, driving the wrong way for a short distance, before pulling up onto a pedestrian bridge and driving to the other side of the road.
The driver then proceeded to not allow a man carrying a baby up the stairs to pass. After a short staredown, the man with the infant retreated down the stairs, obviously annoyed. Shortly afterward, a young woman barely made it by the car, after which the car drove down the pedestrian bridge.
The car, whose license plate is 云A995L6, may be the first to cross a foot bridge in Kunming, but given the dismal state of traffic in the city, which has been nicknamed "Traffic jam City" (堵城) by its residents, it is quite possibly not the last.