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Overseas operators pedal into Taiwan bike-sharing

New regulations planned to deal with stationless bikes in crowded lots, streets

Yellow oBikes parked next a YouBike docking station.

TAIPEI -- Taiwan was among the first to hop on the bicycle-sharing movement, but as overseas players pedal in to compete in Taipei and other cities, local governments are embarking on regulations to resolve emerging issues.

Singapore's oBike arrived in Taipei and other major Taiwanese cities this May. Users can locate nearby bikes with a smartphone app and rent one by reading the bike's QR code. This method is similar to Mobike and other Chinese operators, whereas Taiwan's own bike-sharing company uses a docking system.

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