Regulations on oBike to be introduced soon: Taipei City Government

Occupying scooter parking or random public space has led the brand to controversies.

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/07/08
By: Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The capital is drafting a proposal for regulating bike-renting systems to be

oBikes in public bike parking (Source: CNA)

submitted to the city council for reviews by the end of the year and implemented as soon as next year, said the Department of Transportation of Taipei City Government.

The proposal came after recent complaints were made against oBike, the Singaporean dockless bike-renting platform ushered into Taiwan this April. The system has now expanded to 10 cities and counties across Taiwan.

oBike offers an alternative to the public bike-renting systems managed by local governments, such as YouBike in the Taipei metropolitan area, but the behavior of some riders has led the brand to controversies, such as occupying parking spaces for scooters, or leaving the bike in random public space or no-parking areas.    [FULL  STORY]

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