Taipei deputy mayor: Smart city innovations will make post-pandemic life easier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As cities around the world strive to return to normal amid the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the Taiwanese capital has held a 10,000-person concert in addition to several...

New Taipei launches Moovo dockless bike-sharing platform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest dockless bike-sharing platform, Moovo, hit the road in New Taipei City's Tamsui District Monday afternoon (Aug. 24), offering a new option for local commute...

Cycle power: Bikes emerge as a post-lockdown commuter option

MADRID (AP) — Halfway through his 30-minute bike ride to work, police ordered Juan Pasamar to dismount, accusing him of breaking Spain’s coronavirus lockdown rules by exercising in public. The officer...

Foreign residents in Taiwan can now register for YouBike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a social outcry from foreigners in Taiwan over the new YouBike rental policy, the Taipei City Department of Transportation announced Tuesday (Dec. 17) that expat...

New YouBike rental policy blasted for discriminating against expats in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Expats in Taiwan are fuming over being excluded from renting YouBikes with their EasyCard smartcards, with some saying it constitutes discrimination against foreigners in ...

Germany could partner with Taiwan in smart transportation

Germany and Taiwan could be partners in the development of smart transportation, since both sides are tapping into the market and have many resources they could share, a German trade official said ahe...

Uber valued at about $62B in new offer to buy company stock

Three investors are looking to buy stakes in Uber in an offer that values the company at $62 billion. The ride-hailing giant said Wednesday the investors want to buy up to $600 milli...

YouBike to offer personal injury insurance: Taipei City DOT

Taipei, May 3 (CNA) YouBike, a popular public bicycle sharing system, is to offer personal injury insurance with expenses to be absorbed by new operator, head of the city's Department of Transport...

City bike-share program to 'peddle' museum's fine artworks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Barnes Foundation has teamed up with Philadelphia's bicycle-sharing program to "peddle" the museum's fine artworks. Twenty Indego bikes are being decorated to...

Texas-owned V Bike fixin' to giddy-up in Yi Lan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The V Bike bicycle-sharing company has placed 85 V Bikes around Yilan County (宜蘭縣) to slowly build brand recognition before launching in September. The 85 bikes can be...

Taipei City Government to draw up bike-parking regulations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei City Government is now looking to draft new regulations for the parking of bikes as a response to oBikes being abandoned haphazardly across town. The decisio...

Macron's Cabinet: 11 men, 11 women cross political spectrum

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has chosen from the left and the right, an equal number of men and women, for his new cabinet. A glance at some of the key figures he pi...

Parisians grapple with worst winter pollution in a decade

PARIS (AP) — Under deceptively blue skies, the marvels of Paris beckoned. But art dealer Sophie Vigourous wore a face mask to appreciate them because of the pollution. The 38-year-ol...