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30 years of Bikes in China [Copy link] 中文

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1993, Heilongjiang Qiqihar. A whole family on a bike. Bikes arrived in China in the late nineteenth century as gifts to the Chinese court.
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In the early 90s mountain bikes arrived in Beijing. At the time, were regarded as luxury vehicles, so the parking lot for this kind of bikes was twice as expensive and were deposited in a designated area.
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In 1994 things began to change. Government encourages purchasing of private cars.
For a decade China was flooded by only five models of cars: Santana, Jetta, Citroen, Fiat Charade and Fiat 126p.
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2001, Kunming. In the new millennium, bicycles are seen as a fashionable gadget for young people who begin to practice extreme sports.
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April 3, 2007, Dongcheng District, Beijing. In the last decade, the rate of bicycle use is drastically reduced. In 1986 bikes accounted for almost 63% of the traffic in the capital. In 2009, 18%. According to Beijing Municipal Transportation Commission, 44% of capital's motorized vehicles travel less than 5 km.
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August 2007, Beijing. During the Olympics  200 bike renting points where put up with over 8000 bicycles.
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August 4, 2010, Beijing, Wang Jing Area. Campaign to promote the use of bikes, was not very successful after all ...
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