Would you miss the feeling of wind blowing through your hair as you cruise the streets of Taipei?
The News Lens
By: Kuan Chen
Taiwan should require all cyclists to wear a helmet, according to an opposition
legislator who today proposed a new law that could make it illegal to ride without a helmet.
Taiwan’s public bike sharing system, YouBike, is extremely popular with hundreds of thousands of people regularly using the system across the island-nation. According to the BBC, Taipei City alone saw 22 million rentals in 2014 and new rental stations continue to be rolled-out.
According to Storm Media, there were about 430 accidents on YouBike’s in 2016, implying an accident rate of one in every 100,000 rides. [FULL STORY]