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According to a newspaper poll, 81% of Japanese ride their bicycles on the sidewalk, even though this is illegal.
When asked why, the most popular answer was "riding on the street is dangerous." 2,312 people replied thus.
2. "On the road, cars get in the way" (294).
3. "The sidewalk is made for riding" (135).
4. "On a bike I can't ride as fast as a car" (54).
5. "Because a bike is a human powered vehicle" (41).
6. "Because other cyclists ride on the sidewalk" (31).
7. "Other" (156).
Source: Asahi Shinbun
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