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10 Traffic Accidents Involving Bicycles Occur in Seoul Each Day

10 Traffic Accidents Involving Bicycles Occur in Seoul Each Day

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey has found that there are roughly 10 bicycle accidents in Seoul every day. Last year, there were 30 deaths resulting from bicycle accidents, a 25 percent increase from the year before. According to data from the Seoul Metropolitan Government released by lawmaker Min Kyung-wook of the [...]

Doctor and Patient Develop Rehab Bicycle for Sufferers of Cardiopulmonary Diseases

Doctor and Patient Develop Rehab Bicycle for Sufferers of Cardiopulmonary Diseases

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Severance Hospital cardiologist Kang Seok-min and one of his former heart failure patients, Kim Soo-kyung, have developed a “smart recumbent bicycle” for rehabilitating patients with cardiopulmonary complications.  Kang and Kim first came up with the idea two years ago. Kang provided his medical expertise while Kim, CEO of healthcare [...]

Seongnam City Receives Praise as Residents Discover Bicycle Rails on Stepping Stones Across River

Seongnam City Receives Praise as Residents Discover Bicycle Rails on Stepping Stones Across River

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The city government of Seongnam has received a warm reception for its attention to detail after resident cyclists discovered bicycle rails installed on stepping stones across the local Unjungcheon Stream. Seongnam residents are responding positively to two new bicycle rails installed along the stream that runs from the Pangyo area [...]

Seoul’s Public Bicycle Service Grows Popular

Seoul’s Public Bicycle Service Grows Popular

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Ddaleungee, Seoul’s public bike-sharing service, is gaining more public interest, and the city’s eco-friendly initiative is gradually bearing fruit.  According to the metropolitan government, the aggregate number of rentals as of last month was 1,129,770 – which means roughly one in ten Seoulites has used the service since it [...]

Bicycles the New Cars: Over 10 Mln Bicycles in Korea

Bicycles the New Cars: Over 10 Mln Bicycles in Korea

SEJONG, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Data shows that the number of bicycles in Korea now stands at 10.22 million, and 34.7 percent of households possess at least one bicycle. As more people are looking into eco-friendly means of transportation, government authorities are making an effort to provide a better cycling environment. The Korea Transport Institute [...]

SK Telecom Seeks to Apply ICT in Bicycles

SK Telecom Seeks to Apply ICT in Bicycles

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said Tuesday it has signed a preliminary deal with local bicycle producer Alton Sports Co. to join forces in developing two-wheelers armed with the latest information and communications technologies (ICTs). Under the deal, SK and Alton Sports will seek to develop [...]