Hanoi police start patrolling on bicycles to build friendly image

By Ha An, Thanh Nien News

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Many locals have supported the idea after seeing the first few bikes on Wednesday



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  Police in Hanoi started patrolling on bicycles on August 12, 2015 in an attempt to build a friendly image. Photo: Nam Anh
Officers in Trang Tien Ward of Hoan Kiem District pedaled around the Sword Lake and the Hanoi Opera House. During the trial period, 12 wards of 12 central districts will receive six bicycles each. The city will decide later if it wants to expand the campaign. Photo credit: VnExpress
 Many locals have supported the idea, but others also questioned what would happen if there were robbers on motorbikes. Photo credit: VnExpress
The city says bicycles will give police officers easier access to any alley in the capital. Photo credit: VnExpress
 The bicycles are painted green to match the police uniform. They come with a briefcase, a torchlight, a water bottle and a baton. Photo credit: VnExpress

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