Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Graveyard of 84,000 dumped bicycles

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It looks like a magic eye picture, but look closely and you can make out thousands and thousands of bike frames. 
Around 84,000 bicycles have been left here at the field in Hangzhou, in eastern China’s Zhejiang Province.
They belonged to bike sharing businesses which are growing in popularity around China, but have been abandoned.
Similar to the ‘Boris Bike’ scheme, people can ride off with the bikes (the first hour is free) and are asked to dock them again in one of the city’s 2,700 stations.





Incredible photos show 'graveyard' of 84,000 dumped bicycles
Thousands of bikes lined up on a field (Picture: Imaginechina/Rex)
Incredible photos show 'graveyard' of 84,000 dumped bicycles
It’s in Hangzhou, China (Picture: Rex)
Incredible photos show 'graveyard' of 84,000 dumped bicycles
(Picture: Getty)

But instead, lazy cyclists often just dump the bikes when they no longer need them.
And the companies have been slow to come and pick them up as well, leaving them to rust to avoid the hassle of reclaiming them.


The ‘graveyard’ of bikes comes from police rounding up thousands and thousands of bikes and storing them.
It’s not clear what will happen to them now – the Chinese government is considering how to regulate the industry to prevent it happening







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