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China Daily | Updated: 2011-12-14 07:56

UNFORTUNATELY CHINA, WHICH WAS ONCE known as the "kingdom of bicycles", has become one of the most hostile places for cyclists.

More and more cities in developed countries are starting to encourage people to forgo their cars in favor of environmentally friendly bicycles and it is time for Chinese cities to recall the country's strong bicycle legacy and seek to end the tyranny of automobiles on our streets.

The lanes intended for bicycles are all too often used by drivers as a way of escaping traffic jams and are frequently blocked or squeezed into an arm's width by parked cars, and rare indeed is the driver who shows any consideration for cyclists.

Green way to go

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