Shenzhen to Expand Further the Use of Shenzhentong Cards
By the end of the month the Shenzhentong bike rental program will be expanded to cover more places in the city. around 18,000 bikes are available for rent all across the city and residents can use the Shenzhentong cards to rent them in Yantian and Luohu districts. Soon residents can use their cards to rent bikes in Futian, Nanshan and Longhua New Area as well.
Futian will be adding 1,500 bikes in to use in 47 locations and Nanshan plans will be rent out 1,800 bikes at 73 locations before the year ends. The move is aimed to encourage more residents to use bikes in going places rather than driving. As of the moment the rental bikes have been rented out more than 10 million times since it was first implemented. Furthermore the city is planning to install a special device on its fleet of electric taxis in the first half of 2015 that will allow passengers to pay their fares using the Shenzhentong cards as well.
The Shenzhentong cards can also be used to pay for parking fees at Coastal City a shopping mall in Nanshan. Meanwhile the transport commission plans to make the card the most convenient way in paying for roadside parking fees along will the capability of making payments in more than 700 business establishments near the city’s Metro lines ranging from restaurants to convenience stores.