Shared-bike ser­vice be­gins in Lhasa

China Daily European Weekly - - NEWS DIGEST -

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.

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