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Returning to a land of bicycles

Updated: 2012-10-10 17:49
By D J Clark & Zhang Yuchen (chinadaily.com.cn)

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An estimate from the city government in 2009 suggested that the number of bicycles in Beijing was around 13 million. But over the past 15 years the number of those bicycles being used for journeys on the streets of Beijing has dropped by more than half. In contrast, the number of cars on Beijing's streets has increased fivefold in the same period, adding an additional 4 million vehicles to the city's 1,400 km of roads. In this video, China Daily reporter Zhang Yuchen goes out into the streets on a bike to find out what challenges the local government faces in getting more people back on to their bikes.

Returning to a land of bicycles

Video: Zhang Yuchen & D J Clark

Producer: Flora Yue


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Returning to a land of bicycles

About D J Clark

D J Clark has worked worldwide as a multimedia journalist for more than 20 years. As well as working for China Daily he runs an MA course in Multimedia journalism at Beijing Foreign Studies University and is the Director of Visual Journalism at the Asia Center for Journalism in Manila, Philippines.