Kaohsiung’s bike-sharing system “city bike” will be retired by the end of June to give way to YouBike 2.0 system, which is expected to start trial operation on June 16 and officially hit the road on July 1.
The city government plans to build 180 YouBike 2.0 stations by mid-June and install all stations by July 1. Luckily, the city has decided to advance the trial operation to June 16 because the setup has been almost accomplished.
Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said that the “YouBike 2.0” system adopts solar energy without consuming the electricity, which can reduce pollution. Besides, the new system will make public transportation more convenient in Kaohsiung city.