Life in TransitA Digital Nomad in Asia

Bike Sharing: Is it great for the city?

A pile of bicycles at a bicycle share graveyard in China. Photo via the Guardian Newspaper.

Yesterday, I was on my way to a location where I wanted to shoot at magic hour.

While the walk would have taken about 30 minutes, about five minutes into my walk, I came upon an oBike.

I immediately pulled out my app and scanned it.

This random bike cut my commute in half. When I reached my destination, I looked for good parking space, finding one among motorcycles clustered together. In a county where motorcycles park haphazardly around the city, bicycles don’t add to the local eyesore.

For the occasional bicycle rider like myself who wishes to save some time while commuting, having a bike I can scan and ride within walking distance is great!