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Date:110-01-29
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Scooter-sharing Service Goshare Launched in Kaohsiung! Offering Citizens a Larger Variety of Transportation Options

The Transportation Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government has approved GoShare Taiwan Limited’s plan to place 700 shared scooters into service in Kaohsiung City on January 21. This offers citizens a wider range of transportation options, further adding to the list of rental services available in Kaohsiung, including e-bike, e-scooter, and car-sharing systems, and YouBike 2.0 public bike system. GoShare’s service area covers 9 administrative districts, including Zuoying, Gushan, and Fongshan.
City mayor Chen, Chi-Mai mentioned in his address that Kaohsiung City was selected as one of the 52 Places to Love by readers of the New York Times. Through shared mobility, travelers from other parts of Taiwan can visit places in Kaohsiung and enjoy its beauty by experiencing the City’s relaxing atmosphere, warm neighborhoods, and welcoming people.
Chen, Chi-Mai hopes that the new service, together with the existing public transportation network, can satisfy citizens’ daily traveling needs and gradually reduce ownership and usage rate of private vehicles. It is hoped that by replacing “ownership” with “sharing,” parking demands can be reduced, bringing relief to the limited city space.
GoShare Taiwan put 700 new shared e-scooters in Kaohsiung on January 21. Citizens can rent and return shared scooters on streets via its mobile app, which greatly improves the convenience of traveling. By satisfying citizens’ traveling needs through a combination of various transportation sharing services and the public transportation network in Kaohsiung, including LRT, MRT, and buses, private vehicles are expected to be replaced gradually.
The Transportation Bureau stated that the scooter sharing service (with 3 scooter models provided) that GoShare Taiwan offers is available in 9 administrative districts, namely, Zuoying, Gushan, Sanmin, Yancheng, Cianjin, Sinsing, Lingya, Cianjhen, and Fongshan. The service is available 24 hours a day in areas along with the cross-shaped MRT network, covering areas around traffic hubs, major school districts, and popular tourist attractions.
GoShare Taiwan is now running the “GoShare FreeStyle” promotional campaign. For those who ride a shared scooter within the service area in Kaohsiung, cashback offers include “pay with a Visa card and get rental rewards for each ride” and “complete rider’s challenge and earn four times the reward points,”etc.
To prevent shared scooters from occupying parking spaces, the Transportation Bureau requested that if a shared scooter is being parked in the same space for more than 3 days, the service provider should move it within 4 hours after being noticed by competent authorities. The service provider is also asked to actively build off-street parking lots or form cooperation agreements with private parking lots to add parking spaces for its shared scooters at locations with higher parking demands, including areas around public transportation stations and department stores.
Currently, there are a total of 2,754 shared e-bikes, shared e-scooters, and shared cars providing services. Having the most YouBike 2.0 rental stations (863 stations) in Taiwan, Kaoshiung is a city with a wide variety of shared mobility options, including a public bike system and the e-bike, e-scooter, and car-sharing systems. The newly added service, GoShare, is expected to be combined with the existing public transportation network, including MRT Red and Orange Lines, LRT, and buses, to further reduce ownership and usage rate of private vehicles, alleviate parking demands, and gradually bring relief to the limited city space.
(Unit in charge: Li Guo-Jheng, Division Chief of the Transportation Facility Division, 0963-111-802)
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