Low-cost shared bicycles have flooded the streets of China in the last decade. Investors lined up to fund now-defunct companies such as Ofo and Mobike. The mountains of damaged bicycles which were left behind this enterprise stand in contrast to the ecological image usually associated with urban cycling.

No matter why the grand plans didn’t work out, the monuments of the failure are mesmerizing. New pictures of bicycle graveyards emerge periodically and they are always eye-catching. The photos below were taken last month in the suburbs of Shenyang.

Shenyang bicycle graveyard
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Bike graveyard
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China bicycler graveyard
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Bike graveyard
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