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Bicycles in China

By: Jake Lau

The Early Years
• Modern bicycle invented ~1860s. • Missionaries • Port Cities • Military use?

http://www.eva.hi-ho.ne.jp

bicyclekingdom.com .The Early Years 1st Chinese cartoon with bicycle • • Discourages the use • Still too foreign http://www.

The Early Years • Rickshaws • Bicycles too expensive • Disgraceful http://www.com.au .yican.

geekologie.ca http://www. journalists Wealthy youth http://www.The Early Years • 1890’s first Chinese cyclists appear • • • Students Businessmen.acrylics.briefcases.com http://www.us .

The Early Years • A break in culture • More western products • Shanghai was a major bike importer – Mostly high quality or racing bikes http://www.files.com .com http://portwatch.loiclemeur.wordpress.

vosssigns.com .Popularity Increases • 1899 – Suzhou prohibits cycling in narrow streets www.

Popularity Increases • More imports brings price down • Different kinds – – – – Transport Men Women Children http://i.treehugger.com .

Popularity Increases • The other market – Sing-song girls http://www.com .geekologie.

org .Popularity Increases • <10.000 in 1925 • 20.auburnhills.000 in 1930 • Postmen • Police • Shanghai starts production • 1930-1940s bikes reach rural China http://www.

csus.000.Popularity Increases • 1949 – People’s Republic of China – Bikes are supported by government – 5-year-plans Subsidies • • 1958 China has 1.cba.000 bikes! Street planning with bike lanes http://www.edu .

com.smh.typepad.com .au http://timesonline.Bicycles in China Today • Red means GO? http://www.

eskimo.Bicycles in China Today • Bike Lanes? • Who uses them? • • • • • • • • • • • Bikes Buses Trucks Cars Delivery tricycles Motocycles http://www. Swimming? http://www.treehugger.com .com • For what? Riding Driving Parking Making a cell phone call.

Bicycles in China Today • Rent bicycles http://picasaweb.com .google.

Bicycles in China Today http://yeinjee.com .

105 million • • 73 million in China 58% of world market .Bicycles in China Today • 2003 .

Will the Car Replace the Bicycle? … blog.wired.com .

Will the Car Replace the Bicycle? http://www.flatrock.org.nz .

The End .

htm . March 8. 2004. Car Culture Captivates China. Goodman.earthpolicy.org/Indicators/Bike/2005. • Elizabeth Mygatt. 94-102. http://www. Earth Policy Institute. 13th International Cycling History Conference.The End • References • Peter S. Washington Post Foreign Page A01 • Andrew Ritchie and Rob van der Plas (Eds. (2005) Bicycle Production Remains Strong Worldwide. Proceedings. Cycle History 13.). San Francisco: Van der Plas Publications 2003. S.

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