Pedal Power - The Unstoppable Rise of Bike Sharing
From 2014 to 2015, ofo bikes and Dubai Bikes in China's domestic market tried to develop and began to take shape. In 2016, the bike-sharing system known as the "little red car" was introduced in Hangzhou. Since then, bike-sharing has been implemented in several cities across China, gradually gaining momentum. One year later, the term "bike-sharing" became an absolute buzzword, as the concept of "sharing economy" emerged in the public eye. The integration of internet technology and mobile app development provided a fresh platform for bike-sharing, and people gradually embraced this new phenomenon.
The Development of Bike Sharing
With the advancement of urbanization, the impact of industrial and transportation emissions on the environment has revealed drawbacks, and the zero-emission use of bicycles has been recognized. In 1965, the unlocked bicycle for people to use for a long time came into being in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. From 2014 to 2015, ofo bikes and Dubai Bikes in China's domestic market tried to develop and began to take shape.
In 2016, the bike-sharing system known as the "little red car" was introduced in Hangzhou. Since then, bike-sharing has been implemented in several cities across China, gradually gaining momentum. One year later, the term "bike-sharing" became an absolute buzzword, as the concept of "sharing economy" emerged in the public eye. The integration of internet technology and mobile app development provided a fresh platform for bike-sharing, and people gradually embraced this new phenomenon. They also became accustomed to using bike-sharing as a solution for the "last mile" transportation outside of rapid transit lines in cities. Subsequently, the usage of bike-sharing rapidly increased for short-distance commuting. The concept of bike-sharing continued to evolve and improve as it developed further.
Procedures for Utilization
- Open the App and location services
dǎ kāi App jí dìng wèi fú wù
- Use location to find nearby shared bikes
shǐ yòng dìng wèi chá zhǎo fù jìn de gòng xiǎng dān chē
- Click the "Sweep" area
diǎn jī “ sǎo yī sǎo ” qū yù
- Scan the QR code on the front or under the bike seat
sǎo miáo zì xíng chē chē tóu huò chē zuò xià fāng de èr wéi mǎ
- Successful unlocking
chéng gōng kāi suǒ
- Ride to the operation area to return the car
qí xíng zhì yùn yíng qū nèi huán chē
- Pull the buckle manually
shǒu dòng lā shàng kǎ kòu
- Bike returned successfully
huán chē chéng gōng
- Online payment order
xiàn shàng zhī fù dìng dān
运营区（yùn yíng qū）: Operation area, the cycling area authorized by the operator to provide services.
Xiao Ming: Xiǎo Hóng, how can I tell if I'm riding in the operation zone?
Xiao Ming：Xiǎo Hóng，zěn me pàn duàn wǒ zài bù zài yùn yíng qū qí xíng ne？
Xiao Hong: You can see the color of the location on the map on the home page of the App. If it is blue or green, it means it is in the operation area; If you are in the red zone, you are out of the operation zone and need to ride back to the operation zone as soon as possible.
Xiǎo Hóng：kě yǐ zài App de shǒu yè kàn dào qí xíng rén suǒ zài wèi zhì de yán sè， rú guǒ shì lán sè huò lǜ sè，nà me biǎo shì zài yùn yíng qū nèi，rú guǒ suǒ zài wèi zhì shì hóng sè qū yù，nà me jiù chāo chū le yùn yíng qū， xū gǎn kuài qí huí yùn yíng qū。
Xiao Ming: Do I have to ride in the operation area?
xiǎo míng ： nà wǒ yī dìng yào qí xíng zài yùn yíng qū nèi ma ？
Xiao Hong: You can ride outside the operation area, but there may not be good cycling conditions outside the operation area, and a certain service fee will be charged when you return the car outside the operation area.
xiǎo hóng ： kě yǐ zài yùn yíng qū wài qí xíng，dàn yùn yíng qū wài kě néng bù jù bèi liáng hǎo de qí xíng tiáo jiàn，ér qiě zài yùn yíng qū wài huán chē shí huì shōu qǔ yī dìng de fú wù fèi 。
Xiao Ming: I see. It seems that you need to check the specific situation on the map before riding.
xiǎo míng ： yuán lái rú cǐ，kàn lái qí xíng qián xū yào zài dì tú shàng chá kàn yī xià jù tǐ qíng kuàng。
For a period of time, the popularity of "bick-sharing" has only increased, and it has even been called one of China's new four great inventions by many overseas consumers, which reflects the concept of energy conservation and environmental protection and green consumption, and also effectively solves the problem of the "last mile" of public travel. The concept of sharing is deeply rooted in people's hearts, and this concept allows idle social resources to be integrated and convenient for consumers.
The emergence of the "sharing economy" has given rise to the integration and development of various other emerging industries. In recent years, shared cars, electric bikes, and foldable bicycles have quietly made their presence felt in cities. Alongside bike-sharing, they have become indispensable components of urban transportation. The construction of smart cities will also benefit from the continuously evolving sharing economy, as the "pedals" pave the way for a convenient lifestyle and shape the future of our cities.
The first meaning: share
Shared bikes can be seen everywhere on the streets.
dà jiē shàng de gòng xiǎng dān chē suí chù kě jiàn。
Anna invited her neighbors to Thanksgiving dinner.
ān nà yāo qǐng lín jū gòng xiǎng gǎn ēn jié wǎn cān。
Online classes help to share resources.
xiàn shàng kè táng yǒu zhù yú zī yuán gòng xiǎng。
The second meaning: enjoy together
The family loved each other and shared happiness
yī jiā rén xiāng qīn xiāng ài， gòng xiǎng tiān lún zhī lè。
My dog and I hit the snow to share a beautiful winter time.
wǒ hé xiǎo gǒu tà shàng xuě dì， gòng xiǎng dōng rì měi hǎo shí guāng。
Now is the time to share the fruits of development with the people.
rú jīn yīng tóng rén mín gòng xiǎng fā zhǎn chéng guǒ。
Sharing bikes is really convenient, you can try it next time you travel to China.