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.

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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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