This, is, normal. Yes that’s right, normal.
To sit in the middle of a street that’s busy is completely normal and accepted. Although I suppose that it is becoming more and more frowned upon.
Nevertheless, you can not teach an old Chinese new tricks, or laws, or really anything from my experience.
This older women sat on her bike in the street for a good 10 minutes I’m guessing. Chatting away. What I don’t get is why she doesn’t roll up on the curb. Is she not concerned with her safety. Probably not. If she got hit it would be a big pay day. Maybe she wants to get hit?
And here is a random photo of a lake and some dude walking.