U.S. media China or the world back on its own wheels re become a big country bike – Xinjiang christie stevens


U.S. media: Chinese or the world back wheels   to become bicycle power – Xinjiang Channel – Bloomberg News website on October 12th article, the original title: China is to become a big country bike until 1986, 63% of the people in Beijing will also be the bicycle as a main transportation tool. But by 2013, the proportion dropped to 14%. The reason for the decline is not a secret: in the past 30 years, with the Chinese people to enjoy the new prosperity, the country’s rapid growth in car ownership. Unfortunately, in the past 10 years, China’s metropolitan traffic congestion, and shrouded in haze. As roads become more congested, Chinese people, entrepreneurs and governments are looking for alternatives. Thus, bicycles – especially in 1965, the first attempt in Amsterdam (but not successful) bike sharing project – again and become one of the most promising options. It seems unlikely that the humble bicycle will be the target of Chinese technology investors. However, with the worsening traffic and pollution, the status of the car has begun to suffer, more and more traffic planners favor the bus. But they and their colleagues around the world are facing a problem: the last mile from home to the bus station, which needs to be resolved. Bicycle sharing is becoming a direct solution in china. Today, hundreds of cities around the world are operating such systems. China’s system is growing at an extraordinary pace: the number of shared bicycles last year has exceeded that of the rest of the world. Hangzhou, Taiyuan and Shanghai public bicycle rental system in the global scale of first, second and fourth. Preliminary data show that Chinese travelers who are in trouble are willing to try to use bicycles and public transport systems. A study of Hangzhou’s public bicycle rental system in 2010 found that the system has a higher proportion of private cars than non members, 30% of which will be used as a tool for commuting. In other words, as long as there is supply, many of China’s private owners are willing to choose a more environmentally friendly way of travel. Over the past 30 years, China’s modernization has meant following the likes of the United States and other countries. But bicycle sharing is putting China on the cutting edge of a road that has been abandoned. If they are lucky, it will show the other cities and countries that they will return to the past. (Ai Mingde, Wang Huicong) (Hatton: commissioning editor (Internship), Gul Han Ting)相关的主题文章: