Chinese bike sharing company No.1 Bicycle halts ops after just six months:
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"600,000 bikes".Chinese bike sharing firm No.1 Bicycle said on Wednesday that it will halt service immediately after operating for just six months. The swift demise of the Beijing-based firm is the latest casualty in China’s bike sharing bubble that is seeing increasing numbers of firms going under, leaving consumers without the means to retrieve their deposits. The country has seen a wave of shared bicycles hit its city streets over the last year causing waste concerns as mountains of misshapen bikes pile up leaving eyesores across China. In November, the chief executive of Bluegogo said in a public letter posted online he had “made mistakes” and the firm was winding up. He apologised to investors, partners and 20 million registered users of the company’s 600,000 bikes.
No. 1 Bicycle said on its website that it was shutting due to changes in its operating direction and did not say how it will deal with the left over bikes.