Chinese back to bikes

The Financial Times reports a revival of cycling in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, a city of 11m people famous for its traffic jams, but also now the world’s largest public bike rental scheme, used by as many as 400,000 people a day. The city aims for 50-60 per cent of people walking or riding electric and regular bikes.

This is a very sensible policy, given the limited capacity for car traffic in growing densely populated metropolises.

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