Well...this was bound to happen.
Taipei, July 10 (CNA) Stationless bike-sharing platform oBike has said it may appeal the New Taipei Department of Transportation's recent ban on parking oBikes in public parking spaces in 11 densely-populated districts of the city.
More than half the time, you see that it's the company leaving bikes in (a very orderly fashion) on scooter parking. Tbh, I get pretty pissed off when I see one of those Ah Yi bikes in a scooter spot.
Wang questioned whether New Taipei's order to ban the parking of the company's bicycles in public spaces is lawful and said she will consult with lawyers to decide if the company will file an administrative appeal against the ban in the Executive Yuan, the Liberty Times reported on Sunday.
I'm actually a little curious as to what the regulation behind bike parking within non-paid scooter lines. I would assume if it was a group of cyclists or just those Ah Yi bikes parking there would get people mad, but it's not a reoccurring issue throughout the city, so government and others wouldn't even look. However, since oBike is registered to a company, there's a way to track down someone to blame.
The city's Transportation Department said it chose the areas where the ban is being imposed because they are densely populated and scooter and bike parking spaces are in short supply.
I'm on both scooter AND bike on a weekly basis and I would never park my bike in a scooter spot. Scooter parking is scooter parking. Car parking is car parking. Bike parking is pretty much ANYWHERE, but scooter and car parking.