Universities in Shenzhen to Ban Electric Bikes Starting July

Universities in Shenzhen to Ban Electric Bikes Starting JulyStarting July 20 the official start of the summer holidays, Shenzhen University will be banning motorcycles and electric bicycles that will not meet the new national standards on its campus.

The new national standards are requiring electric bicycles to weigh no more than 40 kilos and a maximum speed of 20 kilometers per hour. But study showed that 500,000 electric bicycles or around 80 percent used in the city have exceeded these standards. University officials circulated a notice to its teachers and students that stated that electric bicycles will no longer be allowed to enter the university and electric bikes found on campus will be cleared starting July 20. In the coming months the university will assist manufacturers in purchasing the students electric bikes and offer an appropriate subsidies to those students to ship their bikes to their homes outside Shenzhen.

To help students commute around campus the university will increase the interval of the campus bus B728 and at the same time promote a bike rental system. There are more than 8,000 electric bikes on campus and the university receives at least 20 reports of bike accidents a month. Vehicles found campus will be restricted to 20 kilometers an hour and vehicles with university certificates are allowed to enter the campus grounds.

Recently the city launched a hundred day action the crack down on the violations made by motorcycles and electric bikes on major roads and intersections.

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