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Cycling is booming again in China as people avoid COVID-19. But will it last? Cycling is booming again in China as people avoid public transport due to the risk of COVID-19 infection. Bike-sharing companies are using new technologies to offer a more tailored service. E-bikes and scooters are in high demand for longer journeys. If these trends last beyond the coronavirus pandemic, they could transform China’s cities, cut pollution, improve the health of millions and offer a model for congested urban areas everywhere. Three years ago, China’s bike-sharing sector was booming, and start-ups crammed city streets with colourful two wheelers. The bubble burst in 2019, resulting in a wave of bankruptcies and huge bike graveyards . Now the COVID-19 pandemic is sparking a new enthusiasm for cycling in China, as people avoid buses and subways for fear of infection. Sharing companies have learned from their past mistakes, and are providing smarter services. If sustained in the long run, bike-sharing could transform China’s cities, cut pollution, improve the health of millions of people, and provide a model for commuters and sharing companies everywhere. Here are four major bike-sharing trends from China that could outlast the pandemic, and shape how we […]

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