题目The bicycles that broke free
小标题A two-wheeled journey from
Half a century later the streets of Beijing are full of bikes which are not white, but
yellow, or orange and silver, or some other striking colour. These bikes are not public, but private, and they are equipped with
cunning locks. But they are still, in their way,
taking forward Provo’s dream.
cunning本意指狡猾的，这里指的是clever and skilful.说共享单车的锁很机智?
3.yellow小黄车，or orange and silver橙色和银色的摩拜
The yellow bikes are from Ofo, so named because the letters look like
a stick figure riding a cycle. The system started off a few years ago as a voluntary bike-sharing scheme on the campus of Peking University in Beijing. Today it claims to operate 10m cycles in some 200 cities worldwide. Mobike, its orange-and-silver
rival, says it has
deployed 7m of its bikes in China and abroad. Between them, they say, they are responsible for around 60m bike rides every day. Zhang Yanqi, Ofo’s operations boss, thinks China alone could support 300m rides a day.
1.a stick figure
The difference between these bikes and those in most of the public bike-sharing schemes familiar in cities around the world is that they do not have to
be stuck into special docks at the end of the
Like the original white bikes they can be left wherever you like, and used wherever you find one.
Unlike the white bikes, they do have locks. But now it is possible for Ofo and Mobike to give everyone keys, and charge them for their use.
1.be stuck into special docks
If you have the right app, you just
point your phone’s camera at the QR code printed on the bike you want to use.
The system unlocks it, gives you a half-hour ride and charges you one yuan ($0.15). That’s easily enough for most people: most trips on such bikes in Beijing are very short (see map). When you are through, just leave it. Soon enough another user will ride it away. If one doesn’t, someone will be offered an
incentive to go and get it.
1.point your phone's camera at
3.The system unlocks it, gives you a half-hour ride and charges you one yuan.