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szdaily -> Shenzhen
Public bike rental service halted in Luohu
    2018-January-9  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Han Ximin

ximhan@126.com

A PUBLIC bike rental company, operated by Shenzhen Funbike Co. Ltd. in cooperation with the Luohu District Government, has suspended its Luohu operation since the beginning of the year amid challenges from app-based bikes, like Mobike and ofo.

Despite the company trying to introduce a dockless model similar to Mobike, it had already been losing customers due to its inconvenient platform that requires users to rent bikes from fixed stands and use a Shenzhentong card to pay for the rentals.

The public bike rental service, started by a Shenzhen University graduate and a former Uber employee a few years ago, had a good market presence in the bike rental business before the appearance of dockless and stationless app-based bikes in Shenzhen in October 2016. The company has cooperated with the district government to plan and install parking stands in office areas and residential areas.

According to the operator, bike users can get back their deposits by applying at the sixth floor of Sanfang Building at No. 4022 Luosha Road, Luohu District, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The refund will be sent to the user’s account within 15 work days.

As the deposits have been kept in an account jointly monitored by the operator and the district’s urban management bureau, the refund procedure requires approval from the urban administration.

According to the operator, the business in other districts, such as Nanshan and Futian, remains normal.

The number of app-based bikes in Shenzhen had reached 890,000 by end of 2017, since first appearing in October, 2016. The bikes are equipped with a GPS device that allows users to drop them off without having to look for a parking stand.

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