Beijing City to Incorporate Bike-Sharing Companies Meituan Bike, Hello Inc. and DiDi Bike Into Transport Credit System

Beijing will bring bike-sharing enterprises into the national credit supervision system in order to better regulate the industry, protect user rights, promote bike scheduling and data security, Beijing Evening News reported on Wednesday. In 2022, Beijing’s transportation industry will achieve full coverage of credit evaluation and supervision within the city.

The Beijing Municipal Commission of Transportation will launch indicators on road freight transportation and bike-sharing industry credit evaluation, which will be the second batch of industries to be evaluated. The first batch of industries were evaluated in 2021 and includedpassenger transport, motor vehicle maintenance and driver training.

The main purpose of the standardizationis to better organize bike-sharing enterprises operating in Beijing. At present, bike-sharing companies include Meituan Bike, Hello Inc. and DiDi Bike.

Regulators will focus on credit evaluation of the enterprises from the perspectives of service quality, safety, legal operations and industry self-discipline, so as to push them to operate in compliance with laws and regulations. Companies are required to fulfill responsibilities such as user rights protection, vehicle dispatching and data security. They are also encouraged to actively improve service quality and jointly maintain market order.

Specifically, there are 20 indicators on credit evaluation in the bike-sharing industry with a possible total of 450 points. Indicators are divided into two categories, namely bonus indicators and deductions. There are four bonus indicators with an upper limit of 100 points, and 16 reduction indicators with a limit of 350 points.

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The indicators are closely related to industry development and management. For example, in order to protect users’ rights and interests, three indicators are put forth, including focusing on capital management, data security and the build quality of the shared-bikes. Enterprises that fail to submit capital storage reports in time, have network security accidents or cause casualties due to bike quality, will see points deducted from their scores.