I will be moving into the new Luilin campus 25 km west of Chengdu. I am wondering how I should get around. I have been thinking about electric scooter or electric bikes. Which are better? Do I need drivers license.
Or should I just regular bike? Thanks.
Btw I am not trying to travel everywhere. I just want to occasionally go downtown and during the week days just go to different restaurants nearby.
In this weather and season, maybe Bus or subway is ur best choice.
Electric bike needn't a license for driving. Motor bike need.
Just think about it, if u got heavy rain while u r riding...?
From my understanding there is only one subway line open? Are their more subways? do you know where I can get a current map of the subway system?
now only one, but there will be two very soon.
And " new Luilin campus 25 km west of Chengdu." i cant understand where it is lol
Hey does anyone know the cost of electric bikes???? And scooters?? And if you need a license to drive a scooter??
There's info on e-bikes here: http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/blog/item/2305/easy_rider_bikes_in_the_fast_lane
If it's the campus in Wenjiang you are far away from all the action in Chengdu.
i guess this thread is relevant
Living in Wenjiang
the closest subway is like 15km or 20km away
bus will take you one hour to the far west of chengdu, another 30-60min to places in the rest of the city
Taxi won't be cheap like 80kuai one way (by meter) if there's no traffic jam (more if there is or at night). But Wenjiang is another district and the drivers don't want to cross the border as they are technically allowed to take people from the district only TO the district. so you have to bargain and go without meter and get ripped off.
Motorbikes are not allowed within the 2nd (or 3rd?) ring road afaik and recently this rule is enforced unlike the years before.
check this thread
Which leaves you with bikes and e-bikes. But since it's 25km you'd need a powerful ebike at least 80 or 100V minimum RMB3,000. or try to get one second hand.
I'm not sure about the regulations for gas scooters, but I think they count as motorbikes.