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A Look at China’s Large Bike Graveyard

The growth of shared bicycle companies in China has led to large piles of abandoned bikes.

New York Daily News recently published a gallery featuring images of China’s large bike graveyard, which is growing due to the expansion of shared bicycle companies across the country.

The bike sharing concept was supposed to be an environmental solution to China's air pollution, but instead, the bikes have now become an ever-growing waste problem.

New York Daily News has more:

While bike sharing took off in China last year, rapid growth outpaced immediate demand and overwhelmed Chinese cities that were not prepared for the sudden flood of millions of shared bicycles. Riders would park bikes anywhere, block streets and pathways, resulting in piles of impounded, abandoned and broken bikes across the city. A worker is pictured untangling a rope amid thousands of piled-up shared bicycles at a vacant lot in Xiamen, Fujian province, China

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at an urban village in smog during a polluted day in Shanghai, China.

Read the full story here.

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