Beijing OKs electric bicycles to ease traffic

Beijing OKs electric bicycles to ease traffic
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As of January 4th, electric bicycles that have been registered with Beijing’s traffic administration and have met national standards are officially allowed on public streets. The city stopped registering electric...

Guy Brighton
  • 9 january 2006

As of January 4th, electric bicycles that have been registered with Beijing’s traffic administration and have met national standards are officially allowed on public streets. The city stopped registering electric bikes from August 2002 after the number reached tens of thousands, according to China Daily. Removal of the ban is the latest attempt by city administrators to tackle horrible traffic congestion, air pollution and possible fuel supply, caused to a large extent by a rapidly growing number of cars on the road.

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