Bike Share Kiosks Coming to Five Vietnamese Cities

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The Saigoneer reports that bike-share programs are set to launch in five cities in Vietnam beginning in 2015. As anyone who’s traveled to Vietnam knows, people there love motorbikes—so a switch to clean pedal power is a logical step that could do wonders for improving air quality.

According to the article, Ho Chi Minh’s District 1, home to the city’s main tourist attractions, and Hanoi’s Old Quarter, clogged with noisy motorbike traffic, are among the leading candidates for the pilot program.

Convincing Vietnamese to part with their motorbikes won’t be easy. Thanh Nien News reports that there are now more than 39 million registered motorcycles in the country. That’s 3 million above what the government had predicted . . . for 2020.

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