Nobody walks on the sidewalks in my city, they are empty, all you see are cars, there are parts of the city that don’t eve have sidewalks because nobody uses them. So that is why i say that street photography is not possible here, i have to drive for two hours to Los Angeles where there are a lot of people walking the streets, and that is what i have done in the past.
Maybe taking photos of the streets is more accurate to street photography, but it would be very boring.
Here are examples of the streets in my city
There’s no overpopulation here, there is actually to many cars.