Taipei traffic department reports 'E-Bike' to police

Taipei traffic department reports 'E-Bike' to police

The Taipei City Department of Transportation has recently filed a traffic report to the Taipei City Police Department against the privately owned public transportation system E-Bike.

E-Bike is a relatively new form of public transportation that is modeled after the success of the popular YouBike system. E-Bike originated in New Taipei City, and uses electric scooters instead of bicycles as a rental vehicle.

Following the success of seven locations in New Taipei City, the managing company of the E-Bike system officially established their first Taipei rental station in the Wanhua District last Friday.

However, Taipei's Department of Transportation has claimed that the system's Taipei station illegally occupies pedestrian areas.

Taipei City Department of Transportation Commissioner Chung Hui-yu said the electric scooters have not been properly regulated by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications and allow people to drive the vehicle with no age limit or helmet.

Although the system only allows people above the age of 16 to rent the scooters, the Taipei Department of Transportation said loopholes are abundant and may cause future accidents.

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