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Forums > Living in Kunming > Cars don't need to stop at this intersection?

Its legal at this intersection for straight trafic comming from north to pass through the red light - however only if the crossing is clear and nobody is affected by crossig through.
Same is for many T-crossings. There is usually a sign with chinese caracters on it that allows so.
So nothing wrong with the police as you as pedestrian are considered fair game. Get a car.

Forums > Living in Kunming > DIY stuff, tools, wood etc.

heat treated (impregnated) wood in green or brown color is still widely available and used in Europe.
the treatment is done by specific salts - they are not poisonos to humans, but they are surely have effects on the ground and water if washed out by rain.

So its on the builder to add another lawyer of protection to minimze these effects.

I guess you talk about the wooden railway sleeper - they are treated with kind of tar and forbiden to sell outside of the railway sector.

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I dont expect too much from the metro - one line makes not much difference, the whole network will be needed to really make an impact on the cities streets.
Till then the car craze will go on and only the few points along the open rail line may see a limited impact. This impact will mainly fueled by reduced busses or MianBao transports, as these may use the new system if faster, convient and most importantly CHEAP!

Lets see how they price the metro system. Based on what I read, hear and see Kunming City is close to bankruptcy and runs lots of Special Interest Entities to obtain loans and fund the ongoing developments. These entities may be tempted to get a fast return on investment, resulting in crazy pricing. Lets see.

For the airport: expect to see outreagous prices on taxis and lots of scams. The Taxi management at Wujiaba Airport is already one of the worst I've seen in China - so with bigger distance and higher stakes at play I expect this to increase drasticly.
It was said operation starts in January...I hope not before Spring Festival - that would be crazy, if I have a choice I would avoid flying for a period of 2-3months to get the things sorted out first.


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