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China Is Still Sorting Through Its Colorful Bike-Share Graveyards
Atlantic ^ | Aug 1, 2018 | Alan Taylor

Posted on 08/07/2018 8:45:26 AM PDT by Zhang Fei

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A sample picture, with many more at the link:


1 posted on 08/07/2018 8:45:26 AM PDT by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei
Tens of thousands of bikes from an earlier article, with many more impressive aerial shots:


2 posted on 08/07/2018 8:48:50 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (They can have my pitbull when they pry his cold dead jaws off my ass.)
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Those are some incredible photos. Amazing the amount of waste.


3 posted on 08/07/2018 8:51:17 AM PDT by TheZMan (I am a secessionist.)
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Next they’ll be sorting out Electric Car Graveyards


4 posted on 08/07/2018 8:57:11 AM PDT by butlerweave
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Send them to Africa. With crummy roads (where there any roads at all), villagers and dwellers in outlying areas have no workable transportation except Barefoot Express. A bike can save a life in that environment.

And the Chinese are looking to make friends in Africa ...


5 posted on 08/07/2018 9:03:00 AM PDT by IronJack
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Those photos are just stunning. You have to wonder how anyone could mis-allocate resources to that extent. There must be tens of millions of those unwanted bikes.

One of those companies started littering Nashville with those yellow (ofo) bikes, this spring. They don’t have a rack or a central distribution point. You’re just supposed to use the app to unlock them, and then leave them wherever you are when you’re done. It’s an incredible litter and nuisance problem. I believe the city government forced them out of town.


6 posted on 08/07/2018 9:05:29 AM PDT by babble-on
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A Chinese company, Ofo, is doing about the same thing in Dallas. They brought in many thousands of bikes and have now started sending most of them to a recycling facility.


7 posted on 08/07/2018 9:08:43 AM PDT by ken in texas
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Think of the co2 goin’ into the atmosphere when they made...pedaled on...and haul away those bicycles.where are the heads up their ### environmentalists?


8 posted on 08/07/2018 9:11:10 AM PDT by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: babble-on

This reminds of the millions of exta E.T. game cartridges that they had to dig a hole and bury because they produced many millions more games than the number of Atari consoles owned by consumers. So that even if every one who owned a console bought one they’d still have millions left over.


9 posted on 08/07/2018 9:18:52 AM PDT by Truthsearcher
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10 posted on 08/07/2018 9:43:56 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Marxism: Trendy theory, wrong species)
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Thats a LOT of bikes!
Meanwhile i would like to buy a bike, the guy down the street sells john kerry bikes for 5 grand plus..


11 posted on 08/07/2018 9:43:56 AM PDT by mowowie
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Kernal of truth, but the story you recount has been exaggerated.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_video_game_burial

12 posted on 08/07/2018 9:46:44 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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13 posted on 08/07/2018 9:51:30 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Heaven has a wall and strict immigration policy. Hell has open borders--seen on a tee shirt)
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The bike share program works great in Seattle. People need a bike they just jump on and ride down hill. Then they either walk or call a ride service to get back up the hill. Is that wrong?


14 posted on 08/07/2018 9:54:27 AM PDT by shotgun ( .)
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Interesting wiki.
I have always heard about the burial and everything about E.T..
In ‘83 i was 14-15 yrs old and a HUGE Atari nut (F Intelivision!)
YES, E.T. was a Horrible game, luckily my buddies parents bought it and not mine. :)
The documentary mentioned, ‘Atari: Game Over’ happens to be on youtube if your interested.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew8j62WaZ7Q

I might check it out later after dinner..


15 posted on 08/07/2018 9:58:47 AM PDT by mowowie
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So they were taking all of our recycled paper, because they have room for it?


16 posted on 08/07/2018 10:03:15 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: mowowie

Thanks for the link!


17 posted on 08/07/2018 10:07:12 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Dixie Yooper

China’s an unimaginably vast place, like Russia, unlike the US.


18 posted on 08/07/2018 10:59:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.)
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One of the Chinese companies just pulled out of Dallas when the city cracked down on the bike litter. Ofo dumped 5000 bikes at a metal recycler.

The major competitor has pulled several thousand out of the market, as well. The competitor is apparently making money with an electric scooter business.


19 posted on 08/07/2018 11:01:26 AM PDT by PAR35
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“China’s an unimaginably vast place, like Russia, unlike the US.”

China is 9,596,961 km squared

The US is 9,525,067 km squared

Not that big a difference.


20 posted on 08/07/2018 11:17:53 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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