Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Bike-sharing World - Third Week of April 2014

                        Heihe, Heilongjiang
With Russia across the river, Chinese soldiers patrol the border using Bike-share
As military tensions build this month along the shared Russian and Ukrainian border, the Chinese Border Patrol along the Heilongjiang River that separates the City of Blagoveshchensk, Russia from the City of Heihe, China, have started using bike-sharing. According to The China Network, the bikes increase the ability of the soldiers to perform their duties on the border as well as move around Heihe without needing heavy vehicles. 

However, the soldiers must return the bikes within one hour to avoid usage fees!

image: Wei Jianshun Photography

Russell Meddin            bikesharephiladelphia.org

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