Back to the Future

According to a recent article in The Guardian, municipal officials in Beijing want to boost the number of bicyclists in the city by 25% over the next 5 years. Not so long ago, 80% of Beijing’s commuters travelled to work on bicycles, but in recent years the number has dwindled to around 20%. The sharp drop in bicycle ridership is attributed to China’s increasing wealth, which has resulted in nearly one million new cars being brought to China’s roads each month.

Read the article in The Guardian

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