Residents from the south and west of Laijiaqiao can walk over this terrain if they are in a hurry to board the metro. Of course the hazard is the plywood bridge and the often saturated red mud, both of which make it unwise to wear your best shoes into town. At most metro platforms in Chongqing you can see a number of motorcycles carrying passengers right up to the escalators. The drivers are willing to drive over curbs, sidewalks and just about any terrain. This was the first platform I had seen that stumped most of the moto-cabs.