Shanghai's Bike Ban

Shanghai, China bans bikes -- the country's most common form of transportation -- on major roads to make more room for cars.
December 10, 2003, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Police will also raise fines tenfold for cycling infractions such as running red lights... such measures aim to "control the number of bicycles on city streets... Bicycles were long kings of the road in China, hailed by the country's communist leaders as the perfect proletarian transport: cheap, efficient and egalitarian... 'Bicycles put great pressure on the city's troubled traffic situation,' Shanghai Daily quoted Chen, the police official, as saying."

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Published on Friday, October 14, 2005 in Associated Press
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