Cycling Flood in China
• Cycling Flood in China
In the past year in China with great success developed urban bike rental program and dozens of specialized companies filled the streets millions of brightly colored bikes. However, the rapid growth in the supply considerably outstripped demand and foot traffic flooded the Chinese cities where the infrastructure and rules were not ready for the sudden flow of millions rolling bike.
Riders parked bicycles everywhere, or just leave them, causing them to accumulate and blocked the crowded streets and paths. The city began to confiscate thousands of abandoned bicycles. Huge piles of confiscated, abandoned and broken two-wheeled vehicles have become a familiar sight in many large cities.
Some companies well in advance and with a large excess of the party made a huge bike that turned into a pile of dust collecting on vacant lots.
In China, it remains popular shared bikes, and probably it will continue to grow, writes The Atlantic. Meanwhile, you can watch the incredible throng of bikes, produced in the wake of the popularity of bike rental.
Work passes in a rolling bicycle past a huge pile of unused bicycles in a vacant lot in Xiamen, Fujian Province, Dec. 13, 2017. Photo: Reuters.
Due to overcapacity at the start of more than 10,000 bikes were on the bike cemetery January 13, 2018 in Xiamen, Fujian. Photo: TPG / Getty.
Bicycles for sharing stored and stockpiled in Shanghai February 1, 2018. Photo: Elizabeth Kirin / Shutterstock.
Safety rope unravels among bicycles piled in Xiamen, Fujian Province, Dec. 13, 2017. Photo: Reuters.
In the parking lot in Beijing's Chaoyang District serried ranks are tens of thousands of bikes owned by the Chinese company veloprokatnoy Bluegogo, March 5, 2018. Bluegogo was the third largest in the industry in China, but in November last year, it ceased operations, as the finances are exhausted, and tens of thousands of bicycles left in limbo. Bluegogo recently acquired Didi, another bicycle company, said it plans to replace part of the old bike Bluegogo their own. Photo: VCG via Getty.
Confiscated bicycles of various brands in the parking lot in the area of Huangpu in Shanghai, February 28, 2017. Photo: Reuters.
Thousands wrongly parked and temporarily seized the bike on the playground in the district of Hefei, Anhui Province, Aug. 17, 2017. Photo: TPG / / Getty.
Top view of the thousands of unused bicycles in a field near Shanghai. Photo: Yibo Wang / Shutterstock.
This is not a tulip field, and the view from the top of the tens of thousands of unused bicycles lined up in rows in a field not far from Shanghai. Photo: Yibo Wang / Shutterstock.
Another picture with drone, which etched thousands of unused bike in a field not far from Shanghai. Photo: Yibo Wang / Shutterstock.
Bicycles veloprokatnyh from different services have accumulated in vast quantities in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, September 7, 2017. Photo: Reuters.
A man walks past a pile of bicycle repair shop near Beijing, April 13, 2017. Photo: Reuters.
Worker repairing a bicycle rental service center in Beijing, April 6, 2017. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri / AFP / Getty.
Aerophotographing bikes that collected the police to discover that they blocked the streets and sidewalks. Field in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, June 28, 2017. Photo: AFP / Getty.
The Chinese walk past abandoned bicycles stored at the temporary parking lot in Shanghai, August 24, 2017. Photo: Chandan Khanna / AFP / Getty.
Abandoned bicycles of various companies in the bush in Shanghai, November 3, 2017. Photo: Aly Song / Reuters
Thousands wrongly parked bicycles assembled in the playground in the district of Hefei, Anhui Province, Aug. 17, 2017. Photo: TPG / / Getty.
rental companies Ofo Bicycles lined up on the street in Beijing, November 23, 2017. Photo: TPG / Getty.
In this photo taken on February 20, 2017 in Shanghai, the employee parking service loads in the truck and bikes Mobike Ofo companies. Photo: Johannes Eisele / AFP / Getty. 13 April 2017 Worker carries the frame for the new Ofo bicycle factory in Handan, Hebei Province.
to rent bicycles blocked the road in Chaoyang District, Beijing, July 14, 2017. Photo: Zhangjin_net
In the photo taken March 1, 2017, sealed confiscated bicycles from rolling Mobike services and Ofo in Shanghai.
Bicycles veloprokatnyh from different services in Shanghai, November 27, 2017. Photo: Aly Song / Reuters.
Confiscated bicycles from the bike rental service and Mobike Ofo in Shanghai, March 1, 2017. Photo: Johannes Eisele / AFP / Getty.
Safety of bicycle companies Ofo puts a broken bicycle on a pile next to a makeshift warehouse, March 29, 2017 in Beijing. Photo: Kevin Frayer / Getty.
Bicycles lie near the entrance to the park of the city of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, Jan. 16, 2017. Photo: AFP / Getty.
The party abandoned bike at the time of opening store in Shanghai, August 24, 2017. Photo: Chandan Khanna / AFP / Getty.