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I support the ban on the shared electric bikes. Despite its convenience and environmental friendliness, a electric bikes pose a genuine public safety hazard. A walk through any streets can witness electric bicycles zipping around in every direction, dominating the bike lanes, driving on the sidewalks, virtually running down pedestrians, and weaving in and out of traffic often with little heed to road rules or personal safety. The riders don’t need a license, any training, insurance, or even a helmet to operate one — all you have to do is buy one from the shop, hop on, and go.
NO! They should be regulated just like cars: licensing, registration, training, insurance, safety features such as helmets, etc.
China has 90% of the world's market for e-bikes, an industry where Chinese companies dominate. Why ban something that the public wants? Convenient, cheap and environmentally friendly. The problem is not with e-bikes but with the people riding those e-bikes and with the cities which were designed for cars not e-bikes.
Chinese cities should be redesigned with dedicated bike lanes, parking spaces, charging stations, etc. for e-bikes. Otherwise, the only means of urban transport available will be autos which would mean more congestion and traffic for Chinese cities.