To answer the call of the Xianning Municipal Committee and the Municipal government to “build a two-oriented society, create an ecological Xianning”, and to meet the provincial government’s inspection on our city’s integrated management at the end of this August, and on a National Garden City in September, and to hold the third Hot Spring culture festival in October, the Municipal Environment Protection Bureau carried out the feasibility research on urban bike demonstration sites. And they went to Wuhan City, Jiangxia district, Zhuzhou city in Hunan, and Chizhou city in Anhui to make fieldwork. They made construction plan according to the reality of our city. The first-phase demonstration sites were designed in line with our nation’s first-class standard. There are 6 bike-lease sites which will be completed and come into service in the middle of August, each of which owns 30 bikes. These bike-lease sites are mainly located in the urban district of Wenquan, Sanjiang garden, the Hot Spring Valley and the People’s Square. They are designed, built and managed by a professional firm in Wuhan. Citizens and tourists can register with their identity card to get the smart card. Then they can travel with the bike free of charge. The convenient free bike-lease system can remit the pressure of the urban traffic congestion, relieve the inconvenience of the public travel and reduce vehicle exhaust emissions to improve the city’s air quality.
In August 30, the inspection delegation of urban comprehensive environment assessment arrived in Xianning, and conducted the field inspection. In People’s Square, they inspected and spoke highly of the free bike-lease system, thinking that it was more intelligent and more standard than that of Wuhan. While promoting the “green travel”, the system offered the citizens convenient and efficient service.