Cyclists must follow rules or face blacklist
Shared bike riders who break traffic rules or park in the wrong place face being put on a transport authority blacklist.
The Shanghai Urban and Rural Construction and Transportation Commission told a meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Shanghai Committee yesterday that the second stage of the city’s shared bike management platform will record bikes online.
It will trace violators with information given by police and set up a blacklist.
Shared bike companies will be asked to close the electronic locks of unregistered bikes, recycle old bikes and get back those seized by authorities.
The commission said it had submitted a draft and public comments on shared bike regulations to the local government for review. The city has an online information and service platform which provides a basic database, daily statistics and analysis.
Currently, there are about 890,000 shared bikes in the police digital management system.
The meeting also heard that the commission had issued 188 tickets to ride-hailing companies. A “double-punishment” means that both providers and drivers are held to account.
Between January and September, companies not licensed to run online ride-hailing services were fined 100,000 yuan (US$14,500). Licensed companies were fined 30,000 yuan for using unlicensed cars or mismatches between online and offline information.
By September 20, more than 20,000 drivers had ride-hailing certificates with nearly 6,000 cars qualified. Fourteen companies are eligible to provide ride-hailing services.
Police told the meeting that by the end of October, road accidents and deaths had dropped by 10.7 and 4.3 percentage points compared to the same period last year.
Police handled more than 2.5 million cases related to non-motorized vehicles, mostly e-bikes, such as having no license, running red lights and going in the wrong direction, with nearly 320,000 non-motorized vehicles seized.
Authorities and police held talks with city’s 27 express and food delivery companies and organized a cleanup of unlicensed electric bicycles, said Yu Lie, deputy head of Shanghai Public Security Bureau.
The meeting also heard that a system had been installed at 13 crossroads in key spots such as the Bund and the National Exhibition and Convention Center which automatically identifies jaywalkers and displays their pictures on a screen.