Pudong, Shanghai, China. Wu Guoyong: “This is the largest shared-bicycle graveyard I’ve photographed. There are more than 100,000 bicycles neatly arranged on a vast tract of unused land. It looks to me like a colourful field of flowers.” Pictures: Wu Guoyong

China’s bike sharing bubble has burst – drone photography captures its casualties rusting in ‘bicycle graveyards’

Photographer Wu Guoyong travelled across the country to capture what happened when bike-sharing reached saturation point, inviting questions about the efficiency of China’s industrial machine

Topic |   Bike-sharing services

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Pudong, Shanghai, China. Wu Guoyong: “This is the largest shared-bicycle graveyard I’ve photographed. There are more than 100,000 bicycles neatly arranged on a vast tract of unused land. It looks to me like a colourful field of flowers.” Pictures: Wu Guoyong
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