It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a...segway?


Transportation is a big deal in Shenyang. No matter where you go, you are bound to see someone riding a bike, driving a car or gliding on a Segway. Every day it’s something new. This is exciting because it means that we don’t need to stick to walking. At the same time, it can be nerve-wracking because you never know what you can accidentally walk into when you turn a corner. In this field note, I’ll go into detail about different modes of transportations and how they affect the people of Shenyang.

How do people get around?:


Bikes are really popular here. On any given road, you can expect to see an equal number of cars and bikes. This can lead to a lot of frantic driving. However, the drivers and bikers are used to it. People scan the QR code on bikes in order to access them. There is a big network of shared bikes in China. In addition to the shared bike system, there are also a lot of people who own bikes. You can usually tell by the bike itself if it’s part of the shared bike network or a personal one.



The subway system, or metro, of Shenyang, is a common method of transportation. There are two lines that run across the city. These lines are easy to understand and are usually crowded. The metro will have 11 lines by 2020.