This is the sort of thing we’ve grown accustomed to seeing from Chinese street entrepreneurs. In Wuhan, Hubei province, some peddlers got the bright idea to charge 1 yuan for letting pedestrians use their stepladder to scale a fence that divides the two sides of Huanle Expressway.
People are willing to pay, it seems, to avoid detouring a kilometer to cross from the gate of Happy Valley amusement park to the nearest bus station.
Hug China has this story via Wuhan Morning Post. The city planners should be blamed, one commenter said, while others shook their heads at this sort of behavior (second-level jaywalking, you could call it).