The Unexpected Beauty Of China’s Bicycle Graveyards


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For the past 18 months many cities in China have been flooded by millions of dockless share bikes. Those that block pavements or apartment entrances have been removed by authorities to vast storage areas. Viewed from afar they create compelling and mysterious patterns – but also represent waste on an enormous scale.

Here: An aerial view of the rental bikes detained by the local urban administration authority of Luyang district in Hefei. Given that the shared bikes have several users a day – some of them inexperienced riders who swerve into traffic – they are often damaged, vandalised, or abandoned

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Share bikes found illegally parked in an enclosure in Nanning. Dubbed ‘ Uber for bikes’, the customers rent bikes using their smartphones and can drop them off anywhere


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Tens of thousands of abandoned share bikes piled up at a car park in Nanjing. The bikes are crammed into the 82-metre-long and 60-metre-wide parking space reaching a height of nearly two metres


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Discarded Bluegogo share bicycles crammed into a car park in Beijing. Bluegogo, China’s third largest bike-sharing company, went bankrupt last year


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Numerous abandoned share bikes in Wuhan


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Piles of abandoned share bikes in Shanghai


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Thousands of bicycles sit near a flyover in Beijing’s Tongzhou district


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Abandoned bicycles from various bike-sharing services in Shanghai

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