14:22 | 26/10/2019 Society
Việt Nam's former imperial capital of Huế plans to pilot a public bicycle service that will provide hundreds of tourists with an option to view its downtown streets.
Some 400 bikes will be provided in inner-city areas and about 2,000 bikes in suburban areas. The project is expected to be completed before the Huế Festival 2020 in April, which is one of the biggest tourism events in the country.
Visitors can use an app on their smartphone to access the service. The QR codes on the app can unlock the bikes and a GPS can locate them.
The service will provide visitors an alternative way to travel along the Hương (Perfume) River in the town's centre and at other tourist spots.
Huế also plans to open more pedestrian malls to the north and south of the Hương River, develop means of public transport and launch environmentally friendly toilets and bins.