August 06, 2021

North Korea trials bike rental system in downtown Pyongyang

Docking stations being set up at five locations across the capital

Authorities are experimenting with a new bicycle sharing scheme in Pyongyang, photos taken in May and shared with NK News show, a development which – if successful – could see North Korea's capital rival similar schemes recently installed in neighboring Beijing and Seoul.

The emergence of the system, which will allow citizens to rent green-and-yellow bicycles from stations around the city, comes following a rapid growth in private taxi usage since similarly colored vehicles started emerging on Pyongyang streets in late 2013.