China’s campaign to re-embrace its biking tradition

To reduce air pollution and traffic jam, China has become a leader in building sharable biking systems. With its fleet of 650,000 public bikes, last year China surpassed Italy as the country with most bike-share programmes. This means the world’s top four bike-share cities are all in China as a record number of people are picking up the cycling habit which they abandoned after the 1980s when Beijing ordered bikes to be replaced with cars as it focused on economic expansion. This approach will be probably more successful in reducing obesity in China than their plan to tio do tackle this by making China a football nation.

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