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1.3 Billion Chinese Trade Bikes for Buicks

by Joshua Liberles on February 26, 2008

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China doesn’t want democracy, but it’s beginning to warm to another Western favorite: cars. Until the 1980’s, China forbade its 1.3 billion citizens to buy vehicles for private use. Bikes, not cars, dominated the country’s roads. Today, however, the streets reveal a different scene—one that looks more like the West. The Chinese, it appears, have ditched their car-free Shangri-la for belching tailpipes and traffic jams.

An opinion piece by Henry Gold of the Toronto Star postulates why the Chinese have picked up bad Western habits:

Perhaps it’s the years of Western chest-beating about the grandeur of capitalism and consumerism. Or perhaps it’s the simple human desire to have and consume more, to be more comfortable. Whatever it is, the Chinese are going the American way…

 

If the Chinese are following in American drivers’ footsteps, they’re headed in the wrong direction. Despite concerns over climate change, however, this is undoubtedly the case. Statistics from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers reveal that car sales in China have skyrocketed. In the first half of 2006, sales climbed nearly 50% (over 2005 sales) to 1.8 million.

With its rise in popularity, car culture in China has spurred sprawl and exurban development, and has coincided, unsurprisingly, with increased emissions. According to the China Daily, emissions of sulphur dioxide increased by 4.2% in the first half of 2006, while the chemical oxygen demand—a major indicator of water pollution—grew by 3.7%.

It’s bad news that Beijing and other Chinese cities have abandoned their bicycles for Buicks—not only for the Chinese, but for any population that cares about climate change. Cars, in China and elsewhere, are driving us further down a dangerous road that may turn into a dead end, if we don’t put the brakes on soon enough.

Photo via flickr by DJNasser & 2_dogs.

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1 Bob Davis May 8, 2008 at 2:37 am

I’m from the Other Valley (San Gabriel, that is) and back when my daughters were growing up, they probably logged more transit-bus time than any ten of their classmates put together. I was quite proud of my younger daughter when she and a middle school friend took the RTD bus from Duarte to Glendale to do some shopping. When they were younger, we rode the 64 line so often that one day, when I was by myself, the driver asked, “So where are the young ladies today?” One of their first big adventure trips was a train trip to San Francisco on the Santa Fe, and staying in a real “downtown” hotel with a view of the Powell St. cable car line. We rode both cable cars and electric streetcars during our visit. Knowing how to get around without a car should be part of every child’s non-academic education, at least in metro areas.

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2 Ray Calhoun September 18, 2008 at 8:54 pm

Long time since we went cruising down Ventura Boulevard in my 1957 Ford convertible. I hope all is well.

Ray

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