Originally Posted by DougD
and in terms of bicycles: China's been the bicycle capital since wwII -- until the last ten years, that's how *everyone* has gotten around.
Fully agree with your opinion.
As a matter of fact, when I visited Taiwan in the late '80s, I mentioned to my Taiwanese hosts that I did'nt expect Taipei's infamous car-induced pollution and congestion, that I had expected to see more bicycles.
To which one of the hosts replied with a disdainful sneer: "Bicycles? Those are ONLY for the mainland!"