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Bike-sharing cuts 7m tonnes of carbon emissions: report

Updated: Jan 31,2018 4:52 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — At the end of 2017, bike-sharing services in China had about 221 million users and were estimated to have helped cut carbon emissions by over 6.99 million tonnes, a report said, on Jan 31.

The 41st China Statistical Report on internet Development, released by the China internet Network Information Center, said the sharing economy saw a boom in China last year and the number of bike-share users increased by 115 million in just half a year.

The users cycled over 29.9 billion km in total last year, the report said, adding that using bike-sharing combined with metro services has increased transportation efficiency compared with private vehicles.

The bike-sharing industry has also created over 30,000 jobs in offline operation and maintenance, it said.