5 January 2009
Cycle Chic Shanghai Ride with Elyse Sewell
A little video by a model named Elyse Sewell shot while riding around Shanghai. Cool street shots of the Chinese megacity. Music by Manu Chao.
Me in China back in 1990. I bought a cheap and cheerful Chinese bike and rode around. I couldn't be bothered to take it on the train so I sold it and bought a new one at the next stop. Back in 1990 the bicycle was still king in China. The car began to appear in great numbers in the mid-1990's and cycling declined sharply. Fortunately, Chinese cities were quick off the mark and are now trying to implement bicycle-friendly infrastructure in order to curb pollution and obesity.