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Bike-share cities in Viet Nam possible?

The Government has recently ordered five major Vietnamese cities, Ha Noi, HCM City, Hai Phong, Da Nang and Can Tho to develop and pilot public bike rental in city centres and downtown area.

This is part of the effort to minimise the use of public vehicles, promote tourism, encourage eco-friendly lifestyle and protect tourism sites. Bike rental is very popular in foreign cities, especially in Europe and the US.

Accordingly, residents and tourists can pay a very minimal fee to rent a bike at public bike racks set up across the city, allowing bikers to experience local life and explore the city in their own way.

However, setting this up in Viet Nam can be quite difficult, according to some experts, because of the density of motorcycles, lack of awareness on protecting public property and less-developed infrastructure system.

Currently, in Viet Nam, bike rental is mostly done by private households in popular tourist spots.

Did you experience bike sharing system in other countries? Which city impresses you the most? In Viet Nam, do you think setting up bike sharing system in popular tourist sites is feasible? If so, do you think it would make it easier for tourists and travelers to explore Vietnamese cities?

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