Despite next to no bicycle facilities in Tokyo, the city boasts a bike mode share of about 14%. Streetfilms explains why.

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  1. Interesting video. I knew there was a pretty healthy bike mode share in Japan, but I didn’t realize there was so little bike infrastructure. Impressive that so many people bike anyway!

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