Bicycles were the most popular means of transportation in Vietnam in the 70's and 80's, but gave way to the motorised streets we see in the cities today.
Over the past 15 years, bicycles have undergone a change in public perception. While, at one time they were looked upon as a great asset to any family, they are now mostly bought by people who cannot afford motorbikes, collectors and those who use them for exercise.
Worried about air pollution, the city of Hanoi has long tried to convince citizens to use bicycles, but the campaign has so far made little impact.
Some photos of Vietnamese bicycles:
Bicycles still used in some rural areas
Selling coffee on a bicycle
C shop in Hanoi with dozens of hanging Peugot bicycles
Mr. Le Ba Don in Hanoi collects Peugots
Peugeot collectors gather on Thanh Nien Street in Hanoi - some go for thousands of USD
Cycling for exercise has become more popular in Hanoi. Many people cycle around West Lake in the early mornings and late afternoons