The Guardian has published a photo essay on the plight of sharebikes in China. We’ve had a similar scheme launched recently here in Melbourne, with bikes ending up being thrown into rivers or hanging from trees. This all goes to the complexities as we shift to the rent/share economy; how do we get people to treat these objects with respect or do these objects need to account for our human-ness?
Some of these images are quite beautiful, the randomness adds its own touch of nature. Of course scale is the key thing here. It just boggles the mind that there can be so many of these; whether rejected, or damaged, or whatever has happened to them.
You can see the rest of this series at The Guardian, here.