Who Says Sharing Is A Good Thing?

There has been a lot of talk in China recently about the explosion in volume of shared bikes. 

In cities such as Hangzhou it has been found that 96% of the population are dissatisfied with the management of these bikes. 

Why is that? 

The bikes are so profilerate in urban areas that they add a lot of clutter and obstruction to already crowded sidewalks. 

As well as this, the sharing ideal has been well and truly taken advantage of by people who prefer to have their own personal shared bike nearby their home. 

With the expansion of the mobike and ofo abroad, it may well occur that the shared economy, as far as it relates to bikes, will face a downturn in the coming months in China. 

I wandered around one village in Guangzhou taking pictures of the detritus and neglect of shared values which this biking economy allows us to see up close and personal. 


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