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Why Beijing loves bicycle sharing: Watch Video

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More and extra folks throughout Beijing are selecting to experience bicycles

Hundreds of blue, inexperienced and yellow bicycles will be seen parked outdoors metro stations

These shareable bicycles, belonging to a few completely different non-public corporations, have made biking hassle-free and well-liked.

One can unlock a bicycle by scanning a QR code utilizing a cellular app, experience it and park it at a distinct stand and pay utilizing the identical app.

The recognition of biking isn’t solely as a result of of bicycle-sharing but in addition as a result of infrastructure supplied for cyclists. In the capital Beijing, there are separate bicycle lanes in most elements of town.

The authorities has constructed a 6.5-km devoted three-lane bicycle monitor, which is 6 metres vast, within the northwest a part of town

About 3 km of that is an elevated bicycle lane that runs over the primary roads.

The sight of cyclists ruling the roads in cities and cities in China through the years isn’t uncommon, although.China was usually recognised because the ‘Kingdom of Bicycles’. But within the early Nineteen Nineties, the variety of buses on the roads elevated and within the later half of the Nineteen Nineties, folks began shopping for extra vehicles.

However, folks’s mindset in direction of biking additionally began altering and because the Covid pandemic, extra folks have taken up biking.. Bicycles are additionally a part of President Xi Jinping’s “Healthy China 2030” coverage.

Read the total report right here : https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/bicycle-sharing-infrastructure-make-cycling-a-popular-choice-in-china/article68266770.ece

Report and visuals: Nikhil M Babu

Production: Gayatri Menon

Voiceover: Jude Weston

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