Electric Bicycle Restrictions to Undergo Final Reading
According to a third reading of a draft handed to lawmakers, Shenzhen will be allowing electric bicycles in several designated areas, roads and hours. Electric bikes that are used for deliveries, logistics and postal services are required to obtain certificates before allowed on the roads.
The local government has already approved the implementation of the restrictions of the limited use of electric bikes on roads after the draft was being reviewed in the 11th meeting of the 5th Shenzhen Municipal People’s Congress.
During the second reading of the draft, all electric bicycles more than 40 kilograms running at speeds of 20 kilometers an hour were restricted. But the recent draft stipulates that all vehicles that do not pass national standards will not be allowed on the roads. The main reason for the change is the increase of the number of traffic accidents that were caused by electric bicycles in the recent years.