Vandals get free ride from China bike share scheme

Vandals blocking streets with mountains of share bikes is just one of the program’s problems.


They’ve been stripped bare, thrown in dumpsters, hung in trees, set on fire, wrenched out of shape, tossed in canals, flung under cars and piled in mangled heaps outside of town.

In one video, a young man trundles to the riverfront in the northern city of Tianjin and flips one casually into the water. In others, a pack of children vandalise them with delight, and an old woman bludgeons hers with a hammer.

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Bike sharing is expanding into south, north and east Charlotte – Charlotte Agenda

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Charlotte’s bike sharing program B-cycle is on a roll.

Nearly 58,000 trips were taken in 2016, up 7 percent from the year prior.

[Don’t know what B-cycle is? Here’s a primer on how it works]

B-cycle stall

Now B-cycle is expanding into more areas of Charlotte.

Plans are for the program to add 30 new bike stations over the next 18 months. That would roughly double the size of the bike-sharing system. It’s also twice as aggressive a plan as B-cycle leaders announced over the summer.

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