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China's bike-sharing graveyards

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at a vacant lot in Wuhan, Hubei province. Rapid expansion of shared bicycle companies across China has led to massive piles of abandoned bikes as supply outstrips demand.

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Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at a vacant lot in Wuhan, Hubei province. Rapid expansion of shared bicycle companies across China has led to massive piles of abandoned bikes as supply outstrips demand. REUTERS/Stringer

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at a vacant lot in Wuhan, Hubei province. Rapid expansion of shared bicycle companies across China has led to massive piles of abandoned bikes as supply outstrips demand. REUTERS/Stringer
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A worker untangles a rope amid piled-up shared bicycles at a vacant lot in Xiamen, Fujian province. 


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A worker untangles a rope amid piled-up shared bicycles at a vacant lot in Xiamen, Fujian province. REUTERS/Stringer

A worker untangles a rope amid piled-up shared bicycles at a vacant lot in Xiamen, Fujian province. REUTERS/Stringer
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A worker rides a shared bicycle past piled-up shared bikes at a vacant lot in Xiamen, Fujian province. 

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A worker rides a shared bicycle past piled-up shared bikes at a vacant lot in Xiamen, Fujian province. REUTERS/Stringer

A worker rides a shared bicycle past piled-up shared bikes at a vacant lot in Xiamen, Fujian province. REUTERS/Stringer
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Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. 

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Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Ofo shared bicycles are seen piled up at a vacant lot in Xiamen, Fujian province. REUTERS/Stringer

Ofo shared bicycles are seen piled up at a vacant lot in Xiamen, Fujian province. REUTERS/Stringer

Ofo shared bicycles are seen piled up at a vacant lot in Xiamen, Fujian province. REUTERS/Stringer
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Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at an urban village in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. 

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Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at an urban village in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. REUTERS/Stringer

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at an urban village in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. REUTERS/Stringer
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Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at an urban village in smog during a polluted day in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at an urban village in smog during a polluted day in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at an urban village in smog during a polluted day in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at an urban village in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. 

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Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at an urban village in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. REUTERS/Stringer

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at an urban village in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. REUTERS/Stringer
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Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song

Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song
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