You are here

In Beijing, 2 wheels are only a smartphone away

A commuter riding off on an Ofo bike. Thanks to about two dozen technology startups, brightly coloured shared bikes have flooded Beijing since last year, dotting a normally drab cityscape with flashes of bumblebee yellow, kingfisher blue and tangerine.


STEPPING off a stylish, compact, orange-and-silver bicycle on the sidewalk outside her Beijing office, Cao Dachui kicked down its metal stand and locked the back wheel. Her half-mile ride from a nearby subway station cost just 14 cents, and she could leave the bike anywhere....

Market voices on: