Since the new millennium, Car culture broke into China strongly and quickly, and soon became the most popular or desired mode of transportation.
Brief review: Bikes in Beijing have been replaced by a more well connected underground system and millions of cars. The choices of transportation depend on the capacity of manufacturing industries, the expanding scale of the city and fundamentally our changing life styles. However, riding a bike has also become a fashion display. There are vintage-dress rides, online forums and shops for Brompton bikes and fixed-gear bike clubs in Hutongs. It would be better if the photographer could see the different side of the story for this social transition.