Tourists on Bikes in Beijing

There are a lot more cars in China today than before, a lot more. Still, many Chinese get around on their bicycles. For foreign visitors, tour a city on bikes is a nice way to get to places where tourists won't get to go otherwise, especially in cities such as Beijing, Xian or Hangzhou, which are more bikes-friendly than some other cities. You just have to watch traffic very carefully as automobiles compete for right of the way with pedestrians and cyclists. Because there are so many local people riding their bicycles, sometimes it is just a matter of going with the flow.