Chinese bicycles to flood Valencia
By Joe Wickman THOUSANDS of Chinese bikes belonging to a bicycle renting company will take over the streets of Valencia in coming weeks.
The company offers citizens the possibility of picking up and leaving behind the bikes as they see fit, without having to access specific hotspots, as all vehicles are fitted with geolocators and can therefore always be monitored.
A total 400 bikes have already disembarked in the city, as the company is expected to become operative in a matter of weeks, but the business can reportedly mobilise up to 15,000 in a short period of time if successful.
Councillor Giuseppe Grezzi explains that, even with such lofty projections and the tough competitor it will become for the government-run Valenbisi and other, smaller companies, the Chinese business will simply be expected to comply with the same regulations as the rest, to ensure their bikes are used on cycle lanes, that zebra crossings are honoured and the general highway code is respected.
He did, however, warn that there is certain concern, as such a free-for-all system has reportedly generated a certain level of chaos in other cities.