Welcome the age of bike-sharing.
The idea is not new. It has existed in some form or another in Europe for years.
In 1974, a successful bike-sharing program began in La Rochelle, France, and it continues to this day.
Similar programs have since proliferated throughout Europe－perhaps President Xi Jin ping witnessed during his recent state visit to Finland the workings of Helsinki’s city bike system, which reserves a role for the bicycle in the capital’s public transportation system.
自那以后，类似的共享经济开始在欧洲范围扩散。习 近 平主席在最近对芬兰进行国事访问期间或许也亲眼目睹了赫尔辛基城市单车系统的高效运转，单车在芬兰首都的公共交通系统中始终占有着一席之地。
China has more than kept apace of the global trend of bike-sharing. I started noticing bikes for rent in Beijing maybe a year or two ago. First, they were grouped in racks, but later companies emerged whose bikes could be found wherever the last users left them.
The first bikes looked flimsier, too, but most now they look indestructible.
It all happened so fast, what will next year bring?