Changing faces of Shanghai sidewalks

Shanghai Daily photographer Wang Rongjiang strolls down the city's sidewalks, which are now more pedestrian-friendly.  


In Shanghai's next five-year plan, the government promises to design more pedestrian-friendly sidewalks. But with a population of more than 24 million people, it is a massive task. 

Over the past year, Shanghai Daily photographer Wang Rongjiang discovered that many local roads now are more "stroll-able" and captured them on his lens. 

North Bund

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Citizens enjoy river views along the riverfront walkways in Yangpu District. By the end of this year, 45 kilometers of waterfront between the Yangpu and Xupu bridges will open to public.

Fushun Road

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

A girl plays with her grandfather with an audio installation on a sidewalk.

Fuxing  Road W.

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Jinxi Road

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Lianhua Road S.

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Workers pave the road along a 7-kilometer sidewalk that is expected to be ready by the end of the year. 

Sujiatun Road

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Children play at a roadside pavilion in Yangpu District.

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Xingguo Road

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Yuyuan Road

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Pedestrians peep into an art installation featuring photos of old Shanghai.

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Yueyang Road

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

People pose for pictures with fallen leaves on a sidewalk.



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