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03/23/2018 11:24:07 AM · #1
incredible photos of masses of unused bikes =(
03/23/2018 11:44:24 AM · #2
Wow! Amazing photos but what a huge waste.
03/23/2018 12:08:22 PM · #3
according to Katie Melua there are 9 million bycycles in Bejing a big hit for her .
03/23/2018 01:42:48 PM · #4
Such waste
03/23/2018 03:24:14 PM · #5
fabulous and spectacular. I mean the wonder of it: who will wrest the meaning of it, who will write the musical?
03/24/2018 04:03:42 PM · #6
Originally posted by tnun:

who will write the musical?

Queen.
03/24/2018 10:14:53 PM · #7
Spectacular and weird. Such a disconnect between supply and demand. It struck me as particularly bizarre that bikes are being repaired and new ones made.
03/24/2018 11:00:40 PM · #8
This seriously makes for some very interesting pictures.... 38032.gif Tate . why do you think these bikes aren't being used? Or how do you think it happened that they decided to employ so many without knowing the demand?
Such a shame.
03/24/2018 11:26:58 PM · #9
Wow. Just, wow.
Smacks of a Communist Party edict to make shared bikes available, ignoring what the actual demand would be... or over-enthusiastic entrepreneurs testing the market. Either way, what a monumental waste.
03/24/2018 11:48:32 PM · #10
I don't know the ins and outs of this, of course, far from it, but from what I have read of RURAL China a bicycle is a precious thing there. Which leads me to wonder, why haven't these bikes been transported en masse to the countryside and given to people who could use them?
03/25/2018 05:05:19 AM · #11
I hear the same thing is happening in Sydney and no doubt other places.
03/25/2018 11:02:38 AM · #12
I don't see the problem in NYC if there is one. People seem to like the Citi Bikes and since they're tanky and don't move too quickly, they're way safer for the pedestrians around them!. I thought when they started this it would be a disaster, but it seems well managed. I guess we're lucky?
03/25/2018 08:35:38 PM · #13
In Melbourne it seems the river is a favourite parking spot for them.
03/25/2018 10:04:59 PM · #14
Hmmm... since the street people and homeless of Portland, OR are always steeling bicycles when ever they can get them, I wonder if we could use these pictures as bait to lure all of the street and homeless out of Portland and over to China? Just think how many Portland street and homeless could fit on a container ship heading that way? If only the Oregon government was smart enough to take advantage of the opportunity.

I am surprised they haven't loaded them on container ships and shipped them to the US though. They could advertize them on the nightly infomercials... "Call now and we'll include a 2nd genuine Shanghai bike for Free, just pay separate shipping and handling! Colors are limited so order soon."

Mike
03/26/2018 02:29:06 AM · #15
Originally posted by kirbic:

Wow. Just, wow.
Smacks of a Communist Party edict to make shared bikes available, ignoring what the actual demand would be... or over-enthusiastic entrepreneurs testing the market. Either way, what a monumental waste.

I've been very curious about this - what in the world brought this about? I don't see this ever happening on that scale in the US. But maybe the scale is proportionate to the population? Or is it something the government funded or encouraged? Remember too, that they built huge cities that sit abandoned because the overestimated the demand or desire for people to move into them? Huge waste is right! I gotta believe there is nobody hungry or homeless in China that they have the capacity for such enormous waste.

Anyone have any insights?
03/26/2018 02:37:17 AM · #16
China has reduced poverty enormously. Maybe they do that by keeping people employed regardless of whether the products they produce are actually needed?
03/26/2018 10:58:05 AM · #17
Thank you sharing!

I was reading an article about two currency system in China "CNY" and "CNH" where they play around with those and results looks good for outside world which makes me nervous because if China fall down, rest of the world too.
03/26/2018 01:36:35 PM · #18
I donít pretend to be an economist but my observation has been that wealth just moves around rather than diminish.
03/26/2018 03:06:47 PM · #19
Very true!

Originally posted by MichaelC:

I donít pretend to be an economist but my observation has been that wealth just moves around rather than diminish.
03/27/2018 08:24:32 AM · #20
If the Chinese speculated in tulips, like the Dutch, how pretty their cities would be.
I'd like to see an overcapacity of harmony in America, for example.
03/27/2018 08:36:03 AM · #21
Originally posted by streetpigeon:

...I'd like to see an overcapacity of harmony in America, for example.


This almost made me spit my coffee! It's a wonderful sentiment, and the fact that it is darkly humorous is a sad reflection of our current state of being.
03/27/2018 10:39:31 AM · #22
Originally posted by streetpigeon:

I'd like to see an overcapacity of harmony in America, for example.

Am I the only one who thinks this could be a fascinating challenge topic? "Overcapacity of Harmony"... Hmmmmm...
03/27/2018 12:12:41 PM · #23
Am I seeing that already added in queue for tonight? :D

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by streetpigeon:

I'd like to see an overcapacity of harmony in America, for example.

Am I the only one who thinks this could be a fascinating challenge topic? "Overcapacity of Harmony"... Hmmmmm...
03/27/2018 12:52:02 PM · #24
Is that an oxymoron? Or am I a moron? Or both? LOL

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by streetpigeon:

I'd like to see an overcapacity of harmony in America, for example.

Am I the only one who thinks this could be a fascinating challenge topic? "Overcapacity of Harmony"... Hmmmmm...
03/28/2018 03:55:25 PM · #25
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCCEspl-gQA
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