130+ traffic education parks built across North Korea since 2016: imagery
What’s driving the construction, and is the DPRK preparing to become a car-owning society?
Mega construction projects such as the Wonsan-Kalma beach resort zone and the renewal of the entire town of Samjiyon are underway across North Korea, but there is another more pervasive, nationwide project that may hold more significant implications for the country’s future.
This comes in the form of over 130 “children’s traffic education parks” (어린이교통공원) identified by NK Pro in satellite imagery of the country: small parks consisting of mock intersections and roads, classrooms, and even driving simulator stations and miniature battery-powered BMWs and Hummers, all built since 2016 with many still under construction.
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