The Lane Ahead: Challenges and Considerations for China’s Cycling Sector

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China has had a complex relationship with urban cycling throughout the past few decades. Now, a renewed demand for and interest in urban cycling is growing, establishing its potential as a reliable, affordable mode of transport in cities and a means for improving air quality and the environment. Nevertheless, a large-scale shift towards cycling in many Chinese cities — along with a necessary reclamation of streets from cars, parking lots, and highways — will certainly be a monumental undertaking. To move forward, it is important that decision-makers, funders, and stakeholders recognize the unique regional challenges and opportunities that exist on the road toward making all cities in China cycling cities. 

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