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    Kaohsiung YouBike 2.0 Saves a lot for Students! The Kaohsiung City Government Says Undergraduates can also Benefit from the First 30 Minutes Free Program Print
    • Publishing Date:2022-04-18~2022-12-31
    • Update Time:2022-05-10 14:55
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    • Publishing Unit:Transportation Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government

    “The best choice for commuters and commuter students!” Since the launch of the YouBike 2.0 First 30 Minutes Free program on August 25, 2021, which allows students of senior high schools (senior vocational schools) and lower level educational institutions to use the YouBike 2.0 rental service for free for the first 30 minutes, it has received positive feedback. The Kaohsiung City Government has further announced that students of universities and colleges can also benefit from the program starting from February 21, 2022, with the aim of having students getting used to green transportation.
            According to the Transportation Bureau, from February 21 to the end of December this year, students of universities and colleges and lower level educational institutions in Kaohsiung can use the YouBike 2.0 rental service for free for the first 30 minutes with their iPASS Digital Student ID Card, iPASS Kaohsiung Student ID Card or Children Card. The city government also offers discount for public bike users who transfer to MRT, LRT, bus and ferry, and vice versa.
            The Transportation Bureau also says the stations of Kaohsiung YouBike 2.0 public bike rental system are established with location flexibility, which are closer to the public with a denser network, and a light-pile system that requires no electricity is used. Through active efforts of the Bureau and the YouBike team, 1,060 rental stations have been established as of now. The number of card registration for Kaohsiung YouBike 2.0 has exceeded 880 thousands, with more than 15 million cumulative users. Among the users, the number of students has reached a new high, from 3,000 users daily last year to more than 7,000. The service has become the best transportation choice for commuters and commuter students.
            According to the latest satisfaction survey by YouBike, up to 97.3% of users in Kaohsiung are satisfied with the service. Among them, up to 50.1% of users has replaced their cars and scooters with the YouBike 2.0 service.
            The Transportation Bureau has set up rental stations in all major transportation stations in the city to provide last mile services for people relying on public transportation such as MRT, light rail, bus, ferry and Taiwan Railway. Various transfer discounts of public transportation for YouBike users are also provided to ease the passengers’ burdens.
    Kaohsiung YouBike 2.0 Official Website: https://kcg.youbike.com.tw/home
    App: YouBike 2.0
    Customer service hotline: 0800-372-618 or 07-2626288

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