Shared-bike service begins in Lhasa
China’s biggest bicycle-sharing startup, Ofo, began operating in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region, on May 14 and announced plans to make 2,000 shared bikes available there this month. It also plans to expand the service across the region. Ofo first entered Tibet in April, when it brought its bikes to Xigaze, the region’s second-biggest city. The company’s officials say residents welcomed the new way to get around. Ofo hopes to put 10,000 shared bikes in the next few months in Lhasa, which is the company’s 100th city, according to Zhang Yiding, one of Ofo’s founders.