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Bike sharing in Xiamen goes private, ease of rental is key

Updated: 27 Dec 2016
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A fleet of brightly colored rentable bikes has appeared in town recently. The new bikes, which come in different shades of white, yellow, and orange are available to the public and are convenient to return: when you've finished riding, you can drop the bike off at any appropriate location in the city.

The bikes are part of a bike-sharing program in Xiamen supported by various companies, with different fee standards. Three new programs are available in town starting from December. Here are the details:
 
Ofo bicycle/ofo共享单车
Backed by Didi and Xiaomi
 

> Launch date in Xiamen:
   December 15th, 2016
> Expected number of ofo bikes in Xiamen before Chinese New Year: 60,000

How to rent the bikes?
Scan QR code to download the app→pay deposit (RMB 99)→complete real name confirmation→type in plate number on the bike→ get four-digit password to unlock the bike
* If you’re a student here in China, you can ride the bikes around campus without a deposit-all you need to do is to upload a photo of your student ID.

Rental fee:
RMB 1 every hour, the fee is capped at RMB 2 per ride
 
Mobike/摩拜单车
Backed by Tecent
 

> Launch date in Xiamen:
   December 18th, 2016
> Expected number of Mobikes in Xiamen in short term: 30,000-50,000

How to rent the bikes?
Scan QR code to download the app→pay deposit (RMB 299)→complete real name confirmation→scan QR code on the lock to unlock the bike

Rental fee:
RMB 1 every half hour
 
Hellobike/哈罗单车
 

> Launch date in Xiamen:
   December 12th, 2016
> Expected number of Mobikes in Xiamen: about 50,000

How to rent the bikes?
Scan QR code to download the app→pay deposit (RMB 199) after registration→complete real name confirmation→scan QR code on the lock to unlock the bike

Rental fee:
RMB 1 every half hour

Notices

* Users can pay deposits and fees via WeChat Wallet or Alipay.
* The deposit is refundable, although it will take up to one to five working days for it to be processed after your request for a refund.
* Real name authentication: You'll need to send a photo of your passport or Chinese ID card
* Bad news for English speakers is that the apps are Chinese only at this time. (You can get help from your Chinese friends)
* Users are advised to park bikes in public places that won't interrupt traffic. Private places such as residential communities or underground parking lots are not allowed.
* There are no docking stations for the new bikes.
 
SOURCE: WOX Team
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Comments Area ( Total Comments: 3 )
durotun Commented on 13 Jul 2017
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WatsonZion Commented on 27 Mar 2017
Indeed, even through Beijing's nicotine-tinged exhaust cloud you can make out the multi-shaded edges, floating through the pea soup towards a greener future. As of late an unmissable armada of fluorescent orange, canary yellow and sea blue bikes has hit the lanes of urban China as a feature of a hello there tech bicycle sharing blast that Custom Literature Review Writing business visionaries expectation will make them rich while all the while changing the nation's movement stopped up urban communities.
Penny_XM Commented on 24 Feb 2017
Hmm Well Done!! I must try it soon.