Fukuoka City bicycle commuters ... Prevention of new corona expansion April 9 16:34

To reduce the risk of transmission of the new coronavirus, people commuting to work by bicycle are beginning to stand out in Fukuoka City.

At the municipal bicycle parking lot in Tenjin in the center of Fukuoka City, around 8:00 am on the 9th, people working in nearby offices stopped bicycles one after another and went to work quickly.

According to the Fukuoka City Bicycle Division, people who are commuting using bicycles have come to be seen recently to avoid the crowds of commuter rushes such as trains and buses.

In an effort to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, members of the government's expert committee have called for reducing contact with people by 80%, and Fukuoka's Governor Ogawa has declared an emergency. In response to this, we demand that we reduce communion with people by commuting by bicycle.

A man working for an electrical company said, "I really want to avoid buses and trains during commuting hours, so I want to avoid them.

More people buy bicycles

In the sports bike specialty stores in Tenjin, Fukuoka City, an increasing number of people are purchasing new bicycles for commuting.

Since the spread of the new coronavirus has started to spread, weekday sales have increased from around three to more than five, and recently there are days when 10 are sold.

Ryo Kuroda, the manager of the store, said, “The number of visitors has decreased as a whole due to the request for self-restraint to go out, but the number of people purchasing new ones for commuting has also increased. There have been many requests to do so. "