OT: Bike Sharing in China

John sessomsj at earthlink.net
Sun Mar 25 13:59:01 EDT 2018

There were some hopeful notes in the short article that preceded the essay.

Bike sharing remains popular & will probably continue at a more sustainable 
rate. Cities have moved to regulate the industry.

And looking at the images, they're doing more than just dumping them in great 
piles. The images showing those bikes in rows and rows of color suggest to me 
that they'll eventually be fed back into the system as demand grows.

And I know there are several charities that take old bikes, refurbish them and 
donate them in places where people - adults & children - can really use them for 
transportation. Maybe some of those bikes will end up that way.

But mostly I was just attracted to the waves & swirls of color in the photos.

On 3/25/2018 08:13, Bob W-PDML wrote:
> London has too. The difference between it and the Chinese schemes is that
> with the official schemes you have to use a docking station, whereas with the
> Chinese schemes there are no docking stations. You use an app to find your
> nearest bike, use the app to unlock the bike, and you can then leave the
> locked bike anywhere. Locking and unlocking it starts and ends the hire
> period.
>> On 25 Mar 2018, at 12:41, Daniel J. Matyola <danmatyola at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Both New York and Washington DC have extensive bike rental programs, 
>> sponsored by the citied.
>> Dan Matyola http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/danieljmatyola
>>> On Sun, Mar 25, 2018 at 4:55 AM, Bob W-PDML <pdml at web-options.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> Those bike-sharing schemes have arrived in London and other parts of the 
>>> UK now, but luckily they are being regulated a little more effectively.
>>> I haven't used one, but they seem to be quite popular. I think on
>>> balance they're a good thing as they help to break the dominance of the
>>> internal combustion engine and the private car in cities, and a step
>>> towards eliminating the ICE altogether and removing all but essential
>>> public transport and deliveries from cities.
>>> In Paris the official bike share scheme has extended to offer e-bikes
>>> and e-cars.
>>>> On 25 Mar 2018, at 07:04, John <sessomsj at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>>> Knowing the intrest in cycling here at PDML, I thought I'd share a
>>>> photo
>>> essay article on bicycle sharing in China that I ran across. Weird shit.
>>>> https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/03/bike-share-
>>> oversupply-in-china-huge-piles-of-abandoned-and-broken-bicycles/556268/
>>>> https://tinyurl.com/y9gokrh6

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