Taiwanese whizzing by on mobility scooters could soon face fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Users of mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs in Taiwan could soon face fines if they exceed a newly proposed speed limit, after legislators on Thursday (May 21) gave...

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...

TAITRA gets behind 2020 Taipei Cycle in Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) held a press conference in Taichung on Monday (Oct. 21) to promote 2020 Taipei Cycle, saying next year’s edition o...

Over 300 ticketed for ignoring e-bike helmet law in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 300 people have been ticketed for not wearing helmets while riding e-bikes in New Taipei City since new traffic laws kicked in on Tuesday (Oct. 1). Starting on Oct...

New e-bike helmet law, fine for failing to signal to hit streets in Taiwan Oct. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Not wearing a helmet while riding an e-bike, failing to signal, and blocking a zebra crossing are among 15 new traffic violations to hit the streets in Taiwan in October. ...

Taiwan's new e-bike helmet law to impact foreign commuters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an effort to better regulate electric bicycles and address the rise in injuries and deaths from the vehicles, the Legislature on Monday (April 29) passed a preliminary revie...

2019 Taipei Cycle opens March 27, expanding to Nangang Exhib. Center, Hall 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taipei Cycle showcase, with 1,139 exhibitors, will open at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center on March 27 and run through March 30. In addition to Nangang Exhibi...

Uber poised to make investment in scooter-rental business

Uber is getting into the scooter-rental business. The ride-hailing company said Monday that it is investing in Lime, a startup based in San Mateo, California. "Our ...

Business Highlights

___ How China could hurt US once it ran out of imports to tax BEIJING (AP) — In his trade war with China, President Donald Trump wields one seeming advantage: The U...

Councilor of Taichung in central Taiwan calls for formulating regulations to rein in e-bikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Is there any law in Taiwan that can hold electric bicycles, which ramp about the streets of the country, in check? Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said in the city cou...

Blix Bikes Launches the Sol, One of the Lowest Step-Through E-Cruisers on the Market

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 18, 2018--Blix Bikes, a leader in innovative and stylish electric bikes introduces the Sol, its new smart and stylishly designed cruiser for a comfortable ride...

Blix Bikes Launches the Sol, One of the Lowest Step-Through E-Cruisers on the Market

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 18, 2018--Blix Bikes, a leader in innovative and stylish electric bikes introduces the Sol, its new smart and stylishly designed cruiser for a comfortable ride...

Number of migrant workers forced to leave Taiwan for drunk riding of electric bikes growing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 56 migrant workers in 2017 and 27 between January and April this year were ordered to leave Taiwan for driving or riding electric bikes under the influence, acc...

Electric bike crackdown spurs delivery worker concern

NEW YORK (AP) — A plan to intensify a crackdown on electric bicycles is causing concern among the New York City's largely immigrant delivery workforce. The city says police will cont...

Taipei to introduce new measures July 1

Taipei, June 28 (CNA) Taipei City will implement a slew of new measures starting July 1, including requiring cat owners to register their pets or face a fine of NT$10,000 (US$309)-NT$50,000, the city...