Mobike has started to charge Shanghai users an extra RMB 20 (around $3) if they park a bike outside the company’s ‘area of operation.’
Other bike-rental companies are considering raising prices, as warmer weather brings a likely rebound in trip numbers.
Bike companies have a longer time for implementation than previously announced.
Discarded bikes are languishing after the rental-bike boom went bust due to high retrieval costs.
The Chinese bike-rental firm will also become a distinct business group within the lifestyle services company.
The law comes as concern mounts about the financial stability of a number of mobility firms in the rental economy sector.