骑行,北京-上海(四)

Bicycling, Beijing - Shanghai, part 4

by Sep 21, 2011
by Amirah Shahid Sep 21, 2011

骑行,北京-上海(一)
骑行,北京-上海(二)
骑行,北京-上海(三)

I made it to Shanghai! The cycling portion of this journey is complete. I can now focus my efforts on processing all of my observations and making some conclusions about the role of the bicycle in China over the next couple weeks.

The last leg of this ride was the easiest to handle. I think its because my mind and body have gotten used to the daily routine of spending the day on the road. The Road condition remained great for cycling and traffic was bearable. The weather was mostly cloudy which kept the temperatures cool.

I was worried about increased pollution as I got closer to the industrial areas surrounding Shanghai. The smog was incredibly noticeable as I crossed the Yangtze River. The ride between Wuxi and Suzhou also had endless views of factories and plenty of particulates in the air. Besides feeling a little bit nauseous at the end of the day, I was happy that the amount of poor-air riding was kept to a minimum. I am very happy that I didn’t have to spend any days coughing.

One of the things I noticed as soon as I crossed the Yangtze was the increased number of motorized scooters and bikes on the road. They are faster than the e-bike I have been seeing on the way-sometimes moving as fast as the cars-but still allowed in the bike lane. They are also unpredictable with their swerving movements and dirty with the exhaust released from their tail pipes.

Riding through Shanghai city limits was much easier than Beijing. It was very clear where the bike lanes were, the streets/lanes were wide, and I had good visibility down the streets. My first stop was the SWA Shanghai office where I was warmly welcomed. It is great to be around people I can communicate with in English after travelling by myself in a foreign land for so many days. I’m now looking forward to meeting with local bike advocates and getting a feel for the local bike culture. Please continue to follow my progress-even off the bike at www.cycle-china.com.

Bikes and pedestrians share a narrow lane in Yangzhou

Part of Shanghai’s bike-share program fleet. I haven’t seen anyone of these bikes on the road yet. A frequent comment is that the stations aren’t frequent enough

Shanghai cyclists are diligent about protecting their seats from the weather with plastic bags

Rain is not a limiting factor when getting from point A to B on a bike in Shanghai

Bikes and motorized scooters fill up the bike lane while waiting for the light to change in Suzhou

Boats at Slender West Lake in Yangzhou. The lake is named and modeled after West Lake Park in Huangzhou

The poor air quality makes crossing the Yangtze River on a ferry less scenic than I anticipated

Minimal security for a bike left on the street. Nothing but a small lock on a bike left on the side of the road. Despite being an obvious theft target, this bike was left in its place for the few hours I was in the area

Newly constructed roadway. I was able to ride here without worrying about passing traffic since it is still closed to cars

Slender West Lake Park pavilion in Yangzhou. Shade and coolness from the water make this park an urban oasis and refuge in the heat

Planted and structural bamboo at a small park in Yangzhou

Interesting paving detail and strong tree rows in this Yangzhou garden



无觅相关文章插件,快速提升流量

Amirah Shahid

Amirah Shahid, YouthLA Volunteer, landscape designer.

2 discussions
  1. 淼溶箜 says:

    Why not come to Hainan? The island has a large population of cyclists, and the government is trying to make it an island of tourism. Thus, the function of bicycle is no doubt attracting more and more attention.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Amirah Shahid

Amirah Shahid, YouthLA Volunteer, landscape designer.

宾夕法尼亚大学 风景园林学 教育 绿墙 绿色基础设施 迪士尼音乐厅 区域园林 水盒子 雕塑公园 设计未来城市 盐湖城 庭院 维格兰 国际风景园林师高峰论坛 哈普林 halprin 工程 洛阳 张乔松 2012IFLA亚太区会议 王欣 欧洲 北川 城市 Waterboxx 数字景观 意识形态 IFLA 留学 华南 交通节点 新年 马晓暐 华盛顿 环境效应 经典 银泉市 Silver Spring 新青年读老经典 刘秀晨 空间 理论 IGA 南湖中央公园 Kingston University 韩国 步行街 视觉文化 多伦多 联谊 日本 人文 龙安寺 logo 铺地 上海 调查问卷 泰山 水文 沙龙 公共交通 万科 参数化设计 佛罗里达 便携 自然文化资源 Ruggeri 绿道 朱育帆 考研 迪士尼 Disney 低能耗 文化景观 西方建筑 场所 竞赛 风景园林新青年,就在你身边 RTD 散步道 贝聿铭 迪拜 瑠公圳 海平面上升 Peter Walker 老人 捷得国际 王劲韬 广场 休斯顿探索公园 经验 数字图解 客座教授 风景园林月 挪威 ASLA学生奖 可持续化 普渡大学 Gesche Joost 布鲁克林 首尔 Xeritown 种植装置 Ron Henderson 城市雨水 保护 纪念性景观 教学元素 中央公园 SANAA 方塔园 TAMU Vertical Greening Systems 证书 玛莎·施瓦茨 LIM 枯山水 展览 年会 马萨诸塞大学 UMass 幻觉 狼牙山 技术 多样性 韩炳越 Diana Balmori 加拿大 水景 Dr. Rosan Chow LEPC 绿色屋顶 景观都市主义 自杀 鹿特丹 风景园林学会2011年会 地域性景观 风景园林学会2015年会 Prof. Nigel Cross 罗马奖 9.11 希望小学 托滕堡公园 保研 现代主义 冯纪忠 图解 世界风景园林师高峰论坛 低收入住宅 城乡 设计竞赛 安友丰 校园 概念方案 野生动物廊道 青海 纽约 古根海姆博物馆 商业建筑 James Corner 设计展 如园 台湾 京津冀 志愿者 矶琦新 德国 批评 裁员 日本设计 俞昌斌 Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates 原子城 实验 Greenway 清华同衡学术周 安藤忠雄 洪盈玉 香港 北京 沃夫岗·哈勃 人居环境 深圳前海 Gleisdreieck 树屋 旅游 可持续城市 几何 植物 城市空间 鹈鹕湾 预制混凝土 碳补偿林 英国 花园 就业 滨水 Malden 牛雄 清华 开放空间 夏成钢 流浪汉 新加坡 西班牙 博士 风景园林学会2013年会 植物园 雨水 种植 骑行 Prof. Loidl-Reisch NITA 朱胜萱 讲座 环境 檀馨 翻译 建筑 摄影 合作 Prof. Gesche Joost WEST8 北林 禅修 书评 反思 太阳能 ASLA 非言述性和默会性知识 住宅花园 三倾园 美术馆 湿地 钢笔画 墨西哥 盆景园 Prof. Wolfgang Jonas 维吉尼亚理工大学 Jack Ahern Vista Hermosa 世博 棕地 风景区 年报 成范永 Mader Stoss Landscape Urbanism 纵向耕作 宋晔皓 手绘 空气污染 Hans Joachim Mader BIM 儿童 Media Ship 纪念碑 职业实践 美国 托马斯·丘奇 Prof. Jürgen Weidinger buffalo 永昌河 LAM 哈佛 绿色设计 Julius Fabos 陈俊愉 学习方法 孟兆祯 生态 枡野俊明 鸟类 论坛 设景 西安世园会 GSD 沥青 居住区 德国市民花园 苗木 设计研究 可持续 2013北京园博会 历史 何巧女 喷泉 行业 弗吉尼亚大学 UVa MLA 岭南园林 城市景观 雨洪管理 卡尔维诺 珊瑚礁 苏州古典园林 地砖 机场 Brownfield 土人景观 毕业设计 铺装 毛细水 法国 辰山植物园 视频 雪铁龙公园 河流 广州市绿化公司 新西兰 香格里拉植物园 巴塞罗那 什刹海 垃圾 布鲁克林大桥 创业 公益 会议 Juergen Weidinger 五角大楼 ARC 跨学科教育 数字化 护栏 TOPOS 公园 SWA 风景园林 张唐景观 LABash 城市建设 钓鱼岛 购物中心 禅意 游乐场 伊利诺伊大学 UIUC 政治 2012IFLA 碛口古镇 北角公园 铁路 长椅 灾后 马克 教学 雕塑 北欧 园博会 AGER 历史理论 布法罗河湾散步道 天津大学 加州花园 国家公园 公共花园 地震 康奈尔大学 自然观