Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Athens traffic

Athens has green spaces, but when it comes to pavement, every square inch is covered in moving vehicles, parked vehicles or pedestrians dodging vehicles. In this photo, this "arcade" could be a pleasant area in which to relax. Instead, it is lined on one side with delivery vehicles and their busy workers, and on the other side with vapers and smokers.

Farther ahead is a line of parking spots for motorcycles and other motorized two-wheelers. Motorcycle operators are jerks in Athens just like everywhere else. As is typical in Europe, they weave between cars, drive over sidewalks and park in the tiny bit of space between parallel-parked cars.

I found a nice bistro in a true pedestrian mall next to this photo, but we are crashing after our overnight flight.

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