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Vietnam's New Cyclists

Carruthers, Ashley

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After having declined rapidly in the 1990s with the explosion of motorcycle ownership, cycling in Vietnam is once more on the rise. At its nadir, the bicycle was considered a vehicle of the urban poor and relic of the past. In recent years the urban middle classes have rediscovered cycling as a form of leisure, sport and conspicuous consumption, and its image is undergoing a renovation.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/195751
Book Title: Globalization, Modernity and Urban Change in Asian Cities

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