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oBike apocalypse ends as Taipei scraps last of derelict bikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After much outcry by motorists, city officials, and residents over piles of oBikes strewn about when the bicycle-share craze was at its peak, the last of the abandoned bikes ar...

139 riders fined since crackdown on sidewalk cyclists in Taipei began

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Since Taipei's new crackdown on cyclists riding outside of designated lanes on city's sidewalks began on July 17, 139 tickets have been issued. The Taipei City Depar...

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...

OBike brings traffic chaos to Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – City and local government officials have taken turns in questioning the pros and cons of flexible bike rental services such as oBike. Officials have expressed their con...

Bikes to be banned in paid scooter lots Aug. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Effective August 1, eight districts in Taipei will prohibit bicycles from being parked in paid parking lots for scooters, and violators will eventually be charged a towing fee....

33 riders slapped with fines on first day of cycling crackdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Monday, the first day that Taipei's new cycling crackdown went into effect, 33 cyclists were slapped with fines while 88 were issued warnings for riding their bikes on s...

Fines for cycling on sidewalks kick in today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Bike riders who stray from the official bike lanes on sidewalks will be subject to fines beginning today (July 17), city's Department of Transportation (DOT) said Sunday. ...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - July 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top stories this week included the oBike apocalypse in northern Taiwan, a drunk man who caused panic on the Taipei MRT, a 13-year-old Taiwanese boy who become youngest...

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...

Taiwan Headline News

TAIPEI — The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Tuesday are as follows: @United Daily News: Paraguay president to tour Taiwan accompanied by Tsai; security tightened. @China Times: Chiefs...

oBike Apocalypse: Netizens complain about orange horde of shared bikes covering Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese user of the Facebook group Breaking News Commune (社團爆料公社) posted images of dozens of bicycles in a tow yard from the Singaporean cycle-sharing firm oBike and said &...