Violence and Injury Prevention

Workshop held in China on legislation around e-bikes

As part of the Road Safety in 10 Countries (RS10) Project in China, government and consortium partners have identified the increasing use of e-bikes in Suzhou as a significant contributor to road traffic injuries and fatalities.

Regulations are being developed to address this issue in Suzhou, and, if successful, similar regulations will be advocated at the national level.

On 8 November a workshop was held in Suzhou to review the findings of recent studies on the issue and discuss the legislative process and opportunities.

During the workshop Ms Evelyn Murphy of WHO presented on the challenges and emerging international transport policy on e-bikes, and discussed related policy and regulatory options.

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