Day 108: Taxi!

Off-duty taxis line Pucheng Lu

Off-duty taxis line Pucheng Lu

Taxis drivers are almost as numerous as landscape workers and street sweepers, in Shanghai, and the only time you can’t find one is when it’s raining. (Why should Shanghai be different from any other city?) Cabs are inexpensive, the base rate is 14 RMB ($2.25) and I’ve never had a fare over $7.00. All four of Shanghai’s taxi companies are state-owned and the drivers lease them for a flat 24 hour rate and pay their own fuel costs. Usually, two drivers split the daily rate with each of them driving a 12 hour shift, although some do drive around the clock (when taking a cab late at night look to see that they are awake).

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