Cities and Urbanization

Why dockless bikes are the symbol of our future cities

Cycle hire scheme are a common theme across many of the world's major cities. Image: REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

Lu Lu

Research Analyst, Transport, WRI China

Su Song

Research Associate, WRI China Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

Hui Jiang

Research Analyst, WRI China Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

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A major benefit of dockless bikes is their ability to connect people to other forms of public transport. Image: World Resources Institute
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Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, bikes proved to be a safe and resilient mode of travel. Image: Photo by Thomas de Luze/Unsplash
hundreds of bicycles unorganized at the side of the road
Without effective fleet management, overrun sidewalks such as this one can create challenges for cities. Image: Ykanazawa1999/Flickr
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