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I'm not sure how long this guy continued with his misguided attempt at clearing bikes from the footpath, but I'd suggest it wouldn't have been too long before someone took offense. It's my experience expat vigilantism rarely ends well.
That would be one more reason I would not go there! Pissed me off in HCMC with twats riding straight in my path on sidewalks, hooting me out of the way from behind. And it Happens in Monivong some times and places. I never give way but agree it's the wrong way to go being a self law enforcer. But where are the useless cops who should be doing just that?
Much to the.guy's credit, he does seem fluent in the local language and appears firm, but not hysterical. The only city I know of where bike lanes were respected was Berlin and that was over. 40 years ago.
As my old Cajun bait seller used to say, "I opes you luck.