Modern Advancements of Transportation in China


With over 1.3 billion people living in China, there is a definite need for various types of transportation in order to get around efficiently. There are over 8 million people in Nanjing alone, making it the second largest city in East China. Within the past 20 years, there have been significant advancements in technology, especially when it comes to mobile technologies. This means a lot more reliance on your phone to get you to where you want to be, but also a lot more convenience for you. Since modes of transportation are so streamlined, finding a way to your destination poses almost no problem these days.

How do people get around?:

Aside from cars and motorcycles, the other main mode of transportation typically seen on these busy streets is bicycles. The prevalence of bike-sharing here means that bicycles are truly around any street corner. A bike can be unlocked with the right bike-sharing app by scanning the QR code located on the front or back of the bike. With this method, there is no need for actual bike stations to park the bikes. This means people are able to leave their bike anywhere after they are done riding and the app will automatically register the journey and charge the duration of the ride to your account. Due to the competitive landscape of bike-sharing apps, biking is very inexpensive.