Firms told to clean up 'bike jam' to clear pavement

Updated 2017-08-02 10:11:33 Shanghai Daily

Jiangpu Road Sub-district asked seven leading bike sharing companies to move excess bikes within a strict time-frame yesterday as the increasing number of shared bikes blocked sidewalks around Xinhua Hospital, making pedestrian access difficult. The bike companies include Mobike, Ofo and Ming Bike.

Every morning rush hour, about 1,000 shared bikes are ridden into the area. The Jiangpu Road and Kongjiang Road intersection is one of the busiest areas in the sub-district, as it is not only close to the famous hospital, but also near Jiangpu Road Station on Metro Line 8.

There are also several commercial and residential buildings nearby.

The authority took about 100 bikes from the intersection yesterday morning to ease foot traffic, adding it had taken away 700 bikes over the past two months.

"The problem is we cannot use trucks to take the bikes away every day, as the loading takes a long time and the truck occupying a lane would also affect traffic during rush hour," said Zheng Jun, deputy director of the sub-district, during a meeting with the bike rental companies' representatives. "So we hope to work with the bike sharing companies to solve the issue together."

The sub-district set up a WeChat group with the bike sharing companies. If there are too many bikes at the intersection, the authority will ask the related companies to respond within 30 minutes and update clear progress within two hours. Local staffers, security guards and police officers will also help to monitor the intersection.

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