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TAIPEI, Taiwan – (June 15) Eight lawmakers from all parties yesterday jointly proposed a bill to legalize electricity-operated bikes in Taiwan, that may provide help to commuters but are expected to snarl up city traffic. With the heavy endorsement by all legislators, the bill is likely to be adopted when the Legislative Yuan begins a […]

TAIPEI, Taiwan – (June 15) Eight lawmakers from all parties yesterday jointly proposed a bill to legalize electricity-operated bikes in Taiwan, that may provide help to commuters but are expected to snarl up city traffic.
With the heavy endorsement by all legislators, the bill is likely to be adopted when the Legislative Yuan begins a new session in September.
“We need to legalize such bikes, for they help, in particular, the elderly,” said Liu Wen-hsiung, a lawmaker of the People First Party.
His political opponent, Chen Chien-ming of the Taiwan Solidarity Union, said it is the duty of the Legislative Yuan to popularize the “green bikes.”
The electric bicycles emit no carbon dioxide. When enforced, the bill will exempt riders from taking any driver’s license tests. (MH)

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