I went to China on a business trip from September 12th to 16th.
Shared cycles are in the fad right now in Shanghai. All you have to do is to click on the app on your smart phone, and hold it over the device by the saddle. You’ll hear the sound, ‘pip!’ That’s as easy as that to rent a cycle for about 1 Yuan (=17 Yen) for 30 minutes. It’s is similar to ‘Cyclo-City’ in Toyama. The difference is, in China, you can just pick up and leave the bicycle anywhere you like, for there is no destined station for these bicycles.
However, … There’re too many, don’t you think? …
A number of bicycles are parked right in front of the signboard, ‘Do not leave bicycles here!’ (lol) Well, I wonder which bicycle to ride.