(Yicai Global) Aug. 3 -- Beijing's transport commission decided yesterday to stop adding shared bikes to the city's streets and stiffen the management of existing ones. The city will devise a real-time system at the end of this year to monitor shared bikes.
The number of average daily rides on shared bikes was 1.42 million in the first half, with a cumulative riding of nearly 400 million kilometers and nine shared-bike companies in town, online state news outlet the Paper reported, citing a commission official as saying.
Beijing's measures to rein in the swarms of superfluous shared bikes have achieved bounteous results, with the fleet on the street dropping to 1.91 million from 2.35 million. The monthly activity level of shared bikes is less than 50 percent, with nearly half of them idle, according to monitoring data.
The city will continue to implement regulations to restrict added shared bikes and direct bike-sharing operators to recover those long inactive or damaged on the street.
The commission will comprehensively use big data in shared bike parking and operation to analyze the needs of shared bike users and reduce the surplus of bikes in key areas.
Editor: Ben Armour