April 05, 2020

North Korea’s bike path
Sometimes illegal, sometimes encouraged, the North has an unusual relationship with bicycles
As everybody knows, East Asia once used to be a bicycle lover’s paradise. Since the early 1900s and until the advent of motor car in recent decades, people in Japan, China, Korea and Vietnam relied on bicycles as their major means of transportations. This is still the case in Vietnam and less developed parts of China, even though the motorbike seemingly pushes the old muscle-driven machine to