electric bicycle, the most popular private transport in Nanning

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Electric bicycles become a new sence in Nanning city today. When you walk on the stree, you can see them almost everywhere. image

electric bicycle in Nanning, China

More and more people choose the electric bicycle to be the their private trasport. Why it becomes so popular?

electric bicycle in Nanning, China

In 2001, there are more than 500,000 moto bikes in Nanning city, an average of less than 2.5 person who owns a motorcycle, ranking the top one in China. Nanning was called “the city riding on motorcycles” at that time.

Of course motorcycle is a very convenient transport for most of citizens, motorcycle business also provide employment for many people, but it also cause a lot of problem. Like the air polution, noise pollution and traffic jams. Prediction in 2001 said that without limit, the amount of moto will rise to 700,000 in 2 to 3 years. Local govenment believed that would be too much for Nanning city and would cause lots of serious problems, though some citizens hold different opinions.

eventually, the govenment decide to make some policies to constrain the growth of motorcycles and stop the register of motorcycles.

so ever since that time, we can see less and less motorcycles running on the stree in urban district.

What kind of transport can replace motorcycle?

That is a good question. Govenment invested funds to develope the public transport system, and a new kind of private transport grows up, that is the electric bicycle. light and fast, it become the replacement of the old motorcycle.

Here are some photo that show you what life looks after the electric bicycle comes.

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electric bicycle in Nanning, China

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electric bicycle in Nanning, China

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electric bicycle in Nanning, China

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electric bicycle in Nanning, China

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electric bicycle in Nanning, China

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information about motos in Nanning:銆婁竴澶╂椂闂存灉鏂喅瀹 鍗楀畞鍙戝嚭鈥滅鎽╀护鈥濄
picture about electric bicycles in Nanning:銆婂崡瀹佸嵃璞★細铦楄櫕鑸殑鐢靛崟杞︺

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2 Responses to “electric bicycle, the most popular private transport in Nanning”

  1. Yes e-bike are a great thing for the environment I think BUT, they are in essence a a motorized vehicle and should be driven based on vehicular laws; just like any other vehicle (trucks, automobile, etc.). When vehicular traffic is mixed with pedestrian traffic it is inevitable that problems will arise. In Nanning, sidewalks are NOT reserved for pedestrians. IMHO, this is a big problem! e-bikes are very quiet so as you are walking down the sidewalk and e-bike will zoom by you from behind, just inches away. They typically ride on the sidewalk against the traffic direction to avoid following traffic rules of the road like which side of the road is proper to drive on. I have been struck by an e-bike on the sidewalk and have also seen several other pedestrians struck. Most of them have no registration and they do not stop to see if the pedestrian is hurt. The driver’s of e-bikes seem to think that they have the right-of-way over foot traffic. Is this the case in China?

  2. I`m a Temp.Resident Foreigner living in Wuzhou…soon moving to Nanning……I am amazed at the lack of respect & responsibility shown on the roads & footpaths here……..bit like the Wild West……..I don`t know why Pedestrian Crossings are marked because so many drivers (riders) don`t respect them…….I can cross an extremely busy road but on reaching the “Safety”? of the footpath… nearly get run down by an ignorant horn blowing motor scooter rider…..a number of times I`ve felt like giving them a good push & telling them “get out on the road where you belong or are you too scared”…….but I`ve read that Foreigners are ALWAYS in the wrong…no matter what……..I wonder what Confucius would think of it all ?

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