A bicycle sharing system has been launched in Hội An to encourage local people and tourists to go green. VNS Photo Công Thành
HỘI AN Hội An launched a pilot bicycle sharing system yesterday in co-operation with the German Development Co-operation Agency (GIZ) and Health Bridge Canada.
The system will residents move from petrol power to pedal power in the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site, which is a popular tourism hub in central Việt Nam.
The development of non-motorised transport is seen as an environmentally friendly transport solution to preserve the heritage and tourist sites of the city.
The city has approved a bicycle transportation development plan with technical support from international experts.
Director of Hội An's Culture and Sports Centre Võ Phùng said they were planning to curb noise from motorbikes and car horns to create a peaceful environment for tourists visiting the city. He said the city would also open more bicycle lanes. VNS