Cooperation: Shanghai Jiaotong University, Department of Architecture
In a country that was once 'The Kingdom of Bicycles', everyone has a personal memory about bicycles. It used to be one of the 'three necessities' for marriage and the main means of transportation in the 1970s, but it has been graduated stepped out along with the development of motor vehicles in the 1990s. 20 years later, the drawbacks of automobile-led urban design gradually emerged, the bicycle, with its low carbon impact, environmental protection, flexibility and popularity, has come into our life. Unfortunately, discontinuous cycle ways, obsolete facilities, and ill-considered design made it particularly difficult to travel by bicycles.
Since 2015, Office ZHU has been working with the School of Architecture of Shanghai Jiaotong University under the theme of Cycling@Shanghai and developed three rounds of research. The research group has analyzed the cycling system planning of many bike-friendly cities around the world and sorted out current situation of cycling in the downtown area of Puxi district in Shanghai, and further proposed solutions based on this research.