Shanghai Shares Draft Guideline to Regulate Bike-sharing
The city government released a draft guideline on the development of bike sharing service on Friday to hear opinions from the public, according to the Shanghai Daily.
The draft guideline addresses the following issues:
In the draft, the city will set up lanes for non-motor vehicles when building up new or expanding existing main roads and secondary main roads, with facilities isolating the non-motor vehicle lanes from motor vehicles lanes. This is to provide a safe riding environment for residents.
District-level governments should optimize parking spaces for non-motor vehicles and restricted parking zones. The authorities will set up bike parking zones public areas such as Metro and bus stations, major office buildings, hospitals and residential complexes.
New shared bikes must meet national standards after examinations, and equipped with real-time positioning and accurate positioning technologies.
Bike-sharing companies are encouraged to set up a blacklist for users caught with multiple violations, which can be shared among the companies to restrict the users from using shared bikes.
The police will also tighten crackdown against bike riders’ traffic violations, and shame the violators.
Suggestion & Opinions
To propose suggestion about the draft guideline, residents can send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 7, with subject name “suggestion and opinions for bike sharing service”.