CITIES/CLIMATE CHANGE – Why dockless bikes are the symbol of our future cities (Lu Lu, Su Song, Hui Jiang, World Resorces Institute)

A Paris commuter checks a Velib self-service public bicycle into a distribution point during a continuing transport strike against pension reforms, November 20, 2007. Nationwide protests over issues ranging from pension reform to the cost of living disrupted schools, trains, postal services and airports. They are the biggest threat to Sarkozy's planned reforms since he was elected president in May.   REUTERS/Mal Langsdon (FRANCE) - GM1DWQFWUDAA
Cycle hire scheme are a common theme across many of the world’s major cities. Image: REUTERS/Mal Langsdon
  • Cities around the world are being redesigned, adapting their urban and transport infrastructure to adapt to a post-pandemic world.
  • One common theme has been the introduction of dockless bike-share systems.
  • In China, more than 47 million trips each day are taken on dockless bikes.
  • A new report by the World Resources Institute has shown the role the bikes play in connecting people to public transport and reducing emissions.