The Taichung City Government Department of Transportation in order to encourage citizens to use bikes as short-distance transit vehicles, launched the Program of the “Establishment, Operation and Management of the Bike Sharing System”, in the hope that by equipping a urban bike lane network with a bike station service, encouraging citizens to use low-pollution and low-energy-consumption Bike Sharing as short-distance transit vehicles and reducing and replacing personal possession and use of motor vehicles, traffic congestion, environmental pollution and energy loss in the city will be improved.
In the hope of elevating life and culture in the city and in response to a global trend of energy conservation and carbon mitigation, the Taichung City Government, in collaboration with Giant Taiwan, initiated the Taichung City Bike Sharing System Service Plan, using this name “iBike”.
iBike uses an electronic unmanned automated management system to provide “ A Leases and B Returns” bike rental service. Government hopes that bikes will be chosen as the last-mile public transit vehicle and more citizens will be glad to use the mass transit system and meanwhile, environmental protection and energy conservation will be achieved and a new commuting culture will emerge.
Renting – as easy as 1, 2, 3
1. Rent with a card
Before selecting a bicycle, please check the tire pressure, brakes, and lights to confirm they are functioning properly. In case of malfunctions, please turn the seat around and select another vehicle. If the vehicle is functioning properly, then use a registered card on the sensor pad on the dock to confirm your rental.
2. Check the indicator light
When the green indicator light starts blinking and emits a beeping sound, you can then retrieve the vehicle.
3. Pull the bike backwards
Make sure the head handlers are in their straight-up position, and then pull on the handlers backwards with both hands to retrieve the vehicle.
Returning – as easy as 1, 2, 3
1. Push the bike in
Select an empty dock indicated by a blue light, align the head of your vehicle to the white lines on the ground, aim the bicycle lock to its docking port, then push the bike all the way in.
2. Confirm locking
After the bike lock is properly docked to its port, there will be a loud clicking sound. Shift the vehicle back and front slightly to make sure it is properly locked.
3. Return with the Card
After the blue light on the dock blinks and emits a beeping sound, please use your card on the sensor pad on the dock to pay the rental fee. When the indicator light switches back to green, then return process is completed.
$10NT per 30min within the first 4 hours.
$20NT per 30min between 4 to 8 hours.
$40NT per 30min exceeding 8 hours.
Free for first 30min if you are registered with an Easycard (Yoyocard)