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Beijing :: Tricycle and Bike
China is known as the kingdom of bikes. While a big part of the population now own cars, bicycles of sorts still remain as a popular mode of transportation in Beijing.
There’s the electric bike (a.k.a. "e-bike), which is so quiet that it takes the unwary pedestrians by surprise. There’s the tricycle, which is favored by street hawkers selling fruits and ice-creams and cold drinks. Then there’s the modified tricycle taxi, which resembles an upgraded Thai tuk-tuk with an armor shield around it.
Most streets in Beijing are designated with a bicycle lane. So if you’re in Beijing, visiting places on a bike might be a good idea. Beware though, if you’re on the busier streets. Chinese drivers can be horrifying. It is not rare to see a car or two driving on the pedestrian lanes!
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Chicago Green Festival at Navy Pier, May 16, 2009. Photo by Damon Taylor.