Lanzhou, China

Sep 4, 2018
Regulation Type: Departmental guidelines, checklists, or administrative rules without force of law
Vehicle Types: Unpowered bicycle, Electric powered bicycle
Dockfulness: Dockless

Table of Contents

Operating Regulations & Restrictions


Maximum Speed


Operating Area Types:
  • City

Vehicles, Fleets, Fees, Fares

Vehicle Requirements

National Standard

Vehicles should comply with relevant national and industry technical standards


The Municipal Transportation Committee is responsible: Control the number and scale of Internet rental bicycles. The operator must accept the guidance of the competent authority, and timely and reasonably adjust the scale, quantity and area of the investment based on the monitoring report issued by the competent authority.

Fares & Payment Methods

Fare Regulation:
The operator shall publish the charging methods and charging standards that comply with the relevant national regulations

Government & Equity


Connection to Other Government Goals:
The Municipal Transportation Committee is responsible for guiding the city's Internet rental bicycle management, responsible for the formulation and overall coordination of Internet rental bicycle development policies.
Adhere to the development concepts of innovation, coordination, greenness, openness and sharing, optimize the structure of transportation, rationally allocate urban public resources, and build a green and low-carbon travel system. Encourage and standardize the development of Internet rental bicycles, promote the integrated development of Internet rental bicycles and public rental bicycles, improve the level of Internet rental bicycle services, advocate green travel for citizens, effectively address citizens' short-distance travel needs, ease urban traffic pressure, maintain the urban environment, and promote Lanzhou Livable, industrial, and tourist city construction.

Safe Infrastructure Requirements:
The Municipal Planning Bureau is responsible for the overall consideration of the connection between Internet rental bicycles and urban public transportation planning in the planning of the comprehensive urban transportation system.
The Municipal Construction Bureau is responsible for the maintenance of bicycle lanes in the main and secondary roads of Chengguan District and Qilihe District (the roads in Xigu District and Anning District are managed by the two district governments), and the construction of bicycle lanes is accelerated.
The Municipal Transportation Committee is responsible for formulating and improving the green travel system plan.
The Municipal Public Security Bureau is responsible for the management of Internet rental bicycles and the investigation and punishment of traffic violations on the roadways to maintain traffic order.

Communications and Data


Provider communication responsibilities:
  • Contact methods
  • Fares

Business operators shall announce service quality commitments, publicize service supervision telephones, establish complaint handling systems, and handle various complaints in a timely manner. The operator shall establish a civil compensation mechanism and make it public to the public. The operator shall establish and inform the user of the deposit, the prepayment refund system and the refund process.


Data Specification Requirements:

  • API (unspecified standard)

GPS Required? Yes

Data Requirements:
Operators should strengthen the reporting and sharing of information, timely connect the data to the city's Internet rental bicycle supervision platform, and provide comprehensive data such as vehicle numbers, operation and maintenance personnel lists, and user blacklists.

Public data reporting:
Municipal Big Data Bureau is responsible for connecting the Municipal Internet Rental Bicycle Supervision Platform with the Municipal Big Data Center, and does a good job of sharing Internet rental bicycle information with the data of various relevant departments.

External Links

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