Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bikes Lose as China Car Sales Outpace USA

In case you missed it. sales of cars in China, overtook those of the USA in 2009 per this report.

- Bicycles are to China now what gondolas are to Venice where ridership has gone from 80% to 18% in last 10 years.  

- China's vast infrastructure of bike lanes is now clogged with cars 

- BMW sells more cars in China than in USA

- Average speed on a bike in China is 18 km/hr 
- Average speed in a car in China is 12 km/hr

For a bit of worthy background on what bikes once meant to the Chinese, versus what they mean now, go HERE

And here is the way most of us remember China:

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