Ministry of Transport, 8/03/17
China's Ministry of Transport has implemented the bike-sharing regulation it previously announced in draft form in May. The newly implemented regulations are virtually identical to the draft regulations, and emphasize the following points:
Bike-sharing enterprises are required to adopt a real-name user registration system, and prevent children under 12-years-old from accessing bicycles. Bike-sharing enterprises should also purchase personal injury and third-party liability insurance for users and use electronic fencing technologies to guide riders.
Online bike sharing service operators are encouraged to offer services without requiring a security deposit.
Operating enterprises are required to strengthen their online and offline service capabilities, make full use of vehicle satellite positioning, big data, and other information technology to strengthen the management of their vehicles.
Operating enterprises should work towards the widespread adoption of electronic fencing technologies, and use personal credit rating and rewards and punishments to encourage civilized bicycling.
Editor's Note: For more information on the draft regulations, please see "China's Ministry of Transport Issues Draft Bike Sharing Regulations," MD 5/22/17 issue.