350 bicycles to be distributed for public use
A total of 350 bicycles will be distributed to at least 16 public bicycle rental locations in Shekou and will operate for 24 hours by the end of August.
These bicycles can be borrowed and returned free of charge in any of the 16 locations with a system recognized IC card. These IC card or honesty card can be acquired from community residential committees. This service will also be available to expatriates living in Shekou and some bike stations will also be placed at Jingshan Villas and Fraser Place.
In the past years renting bicycles didn’t catch because of lack of cycling tracks and bike lanes, which was popular in other major cities like Beijing and Shanghai. These nonprofit service is supported by the Shanghai Forever Company which will provide the bicycles and IC card system. Right now the city is in process of building at least 300 kilometers of hiking and cycling tracks that will be open to the public by the end of the year.