Interview Content

Q1: Please explain the difference between YouBike, Obike and Wemo. 

A: In Kaohsiung, 2.0 improved the shortcoming of the 1.0, the shortcoming of the 1.0 caused not an ideal result, and even some of the citizens got confused between citybike and YouBike. In the beginning, they only thought they would do the service on the riversides in Taipei City→they have their service around Taiwan. April 2008:Survey in Paris→Anti-theft function→Usually tourists can’t rent bikes because of their identity. There is a maintenance notification system on the left side of YouBike’s official website. Saddles can’t turn 180 degrees around→ needs to be fixed.

Q2: What kind of competitive pressure do you think YouBike faces today and in the future?

A: 21 days a cycle repair.

Q3: The goal is to make money, to help the government solve traffic problems and reduce air pollution.

A: I am (the CEO) is afraid that YouBike can’t find the right antidote because the city concilmens can’t give a claer explaination.

Q4: If 2.0 is to completely replace 1.0, what challenges will the company face?

2.0 will be the future trend, 1.0 will eventually disappear.

Q5: Do you have any clear goals for the company’s future development? (Short, medium and long term)

No, the goal has not changed since then. I hope people can ride Youbike every day and integrate it into the lives of citizens.

Q6: Is there any improvement plan for the sanitation of the car body? (There is rubbish in the basket)

Except for the consciousness of the people, the company can’t heip anymore (the cleaning team in the company has tried its best to clean).

Q7: Are there plans to provide more diversified bicycle style services? (children, off-road, two-person)

In order to meet the requirements of the public, it is impossible to invent other special models.

Q8: How to improve sites that are less frequently used? (Remote areas)

Encourage people to use the service. Many stations are only set up for the political achievements of members, without considering the practicality.

In recent years, you have seen the representative YouBike, the orange bikes integrated into our lives. So far, YouBike has become the first choice of short-distance transportation for urbanites, and it is also one of the friendly experiences for foreign friends who travel to Taiwan. Therefore, I decided to use YouBike as the theme to let the public understand how YouBike, which is now all over Taiwan, grew out of nothing. It is hoped that through this competition, all users who have been in contact with YouBike, whether at home or abroad, can learn about the interesting stories behind this product that has changed the convenience of urban society and transportation, and will be more warm and connected in use.

Q9: YouBike in Taipei has developed into a model for many cities to follow. If you want to replicate the successful experience of Taipei to other cities in Taiwan, what kind of different business challenges do you think YouBike will encounter?

Kaohsiung city used CityBike, but its equipment wasn’t so good. In the meantime,

The Kaohsiung City Government’s contract with the original bike provider expired, and new providers, including YouBike joined the open bidding process.

Q10: When planning the operation of YouBike, the company must have studied the operating modes of public bicycles in many different countries. Is there any city’s bicycle culture that impresses you, and why do you admire him?

In Paris, visitors can borrow a local public bicycle and take them to hotel to fix. Also in Barcelona, ​​to borrow a bike, you need to take a resident card to register for the rental (not available for sightseeing). YouBike observed other companies’ bike sharing systems and copied their business opperation.

Q11: Are you planning to expand YouBike to other international cities?

There is no plan at all because there may be a special period, and the problem is difficult to deal with.

Q12: Do you have any clear goals for the company’s future development? (Short, medium and long term)

No, the goal has not changed since then. I hope people can ride YouBike every day and integrate it into the lives of citizens.

Q13: What is the main core value of your company?

The next generation can serve the citizens well without living in an abandoned environment.

Q14: Where does the money for the good come from for the damaged bicycle?

The money comes from The city’s government.

Q15: Is there any improvement plan for the sanitation of the bike? (There is rubbish in the basket)

Except for the consciousness of the people, the company can do nothing (the cleaning team in the company has tried its best to clean).

Q16: Are there plans to provide more diversified bicycle style services (children, off-road, two-person)?

In order to meet the requirements of the public, it is impossible to invent other special models.

Q17: How to improve sites that are less frequently used? (Remote areas)

Encourage people to use the service. Many stations are only set up for the political achievements of members, without considering the practicality.