Mobike finally came to Japan, the company located in Fukuoka, the first place to start the service is also likely to be Fukuoka.
It is not long before someone to discuss the fact that they are not only in line with China's national conditions, if the sea will be what, even at the beginning of some people discuss whether they will come to Japan.
But the majority of people encountered by me - whether Chinese, Japanese or Japanese in China, or the Chinese site on the Chinese spirit of the Japanese, are not optimistic about this can be free to park, it seems a lot of problems, "There seems to be a loophole in the law that a lot of China is going to do it."
The basis of these views is divided into the following categories:
1, the Japanese city of public transport has been very developed, the subway station from the small, there is no "last mile" problem; Japanese small city everyone has a private car, sharing the use of bicycles will be very low,
2, Japan has some shared bicycle is not successful, the scale can not do it
3, Japan's bicycle parking requirements are very strict, China's shared cycling model can not get government support, and even will be the moral of the Japanese people cast aside
I understand why people think so, but always think that these ideas are not enough to explain the shared bicycle is a project in Japan will do little.
First of all, people who hold point 1 may have stayed in big cities in Japan, so they are well aware of the advantages of public transport in large cities in Japan: large density, small distance, almost solved the travel needs of car (including bicycles). However, these people may have not been to Japan outside the big city, there is no understanding of "Japan is also not so convenient to transport the city," the concept (met many people assert that "Japanese life does not need the car" Indicating that the people of Tokyo Osaka equivalent to the people in Japan), or ignore the fact that even if the city is also riding a bike this fact - to see the streets of the Japanese city to know, the bike is still a lot, many stations are also around There is a large bike parking place. (Did you realize that it was for a bike when you were in the underground storage place outside the picnic factory.
Of course, some people will say that even if someone riding a bike, then they are riding their own! For such a point of view, I can only ask: China's shared bicycle before the ride, we ride the bike is not their own?
With a map. Just a few minutes ago from Mobike opened Facebook page "Mobike Japan" on the interception.
In fact, the biggest drawback is that these people ignore the existence of Japan's "medium city" - Fukuoka City, Hiroshima City, Shizuoka City, Sendai City, Chiba City and so on, are far less than the Tokyo Osaka, but There are also hundreds of thousands of millions of cities. As long as you open the map, you can find these cities have JR (formerly the national iron), there are subway or local railways, and even trams, but the density is not enough to cover the last one kilometer. At the same time, the city's main regional car parking fees are much higher than the more rural areas, and the search for parking spaces is not particularly easy - just past this weekend, the author interviewed in Shizuoka City in front of the car at least pocket 20 Minutes to find a suitable parking lot. This means that even residents of these cities do not necessarily think that driving is particularly convenient.
In such a city activities, the bike is probably the best choice.
Holders of view 2, or do not know Tokyo and other places of the existing shared bicycle service price is high, parking points fixed and scarce, and even use an IC card to unlock and other issues, or is ignoring the implementation of Chinese enterprises force.
In the experience of a shared bicycle in Beijing before, for many years living in Japan, I do not understand the reasons for sharing the cycle of fire. Back to the country actually found only, sharing the bike really do everywhere, ready to use, very cheap, so that people do not have to walk the reasons, so that people will think about driving the distance is not short enough. It is difficult to understand the seemingly complete public transport in fact there are some problems, so that Japan's traffic is perfect, there is no problem can be resolved.
So really controversial, there are suspense places, in fact, only the view 3 - pay attention to the order of the Japanese society will not accept easily lead to civilized concerns (マ ナ ー problem) of China's shared bicycle.
The spirit of the Japanese friends have been able to rest, because in your eyes the Japanese are talking about the rules of honor, even if allowed to stop, people will be good to stop in the right place. (laugh)
Japan will not exist in the cycling chaos put the situation? Will, and this has long been the existence of years of social problems. Do not go to small and medium-sized cities, even in Tokyo, you can see the streets of the "no stop biking" notice, and was stopped in such a restricted area of the bike.
Japanese administrative institutions to deal with chaos, usually open the truck will be chaos to stop the bike away in the parked position left the note, told the owner to the designated place to take back. The owner is required to pay a fine of several thousand yen.
However, the transport of vehicles can not be covered every day, every day, so there are gamblers psychological Japanese often still in most of the time free to park, and even even if people leave more than a dozen hours, but also luck side.
If you follow the idea that "people who ride bicycles in Japan will only be those who would have been riding bicycles and do not have convenient public transport," sharing a bicycle into the market will only replace part of the already existing bicycle. If the car stops, it will be better handled than the general bike - contact the service provider, and then use the service provider to take punitive measures.
If the number of bicycles on the street after the business of the shared bicycle is on the street is indeed more, first of all, it proves that the demand does exist, and secondly, is it really a question of no antidote?
Will the council really allow the sharing of bicycles to approach and still maintain a free service?
- Mike's landing has proven: yes. Please see the background of the map, the above not only Mobok bike Logo, as well as Fukuoka City logo - this is eight children is a government to openly support things. (So a small part of that "even Uber can not do a good job in Japan, so do not share the bike" people can also rest)
From the Mobok open Japanese official website, their bicycles in Japan is still free to ride free to park, as Fukuoka City, how to deal with the potential problems, it is a very exciting thing to look forward to.
Mobok chooses Fukuoka and does not rule out the possibility that "only Fukuoka City is willing to take the risk of trying", but the main reason should be Fukuoka's size and traffic conditions and even the terrain is just suitable for the bike. And Fukuoka is also a place where Chinese tourists often go, from them to earn some of the cost is also good.
Here, the author not only feel that they are also very optimistic about the shared bike selective landing in Japan, the appropriate city, but also hope that early to see them with the strength to get people and income, playing a dozen people do not look good.
- after all, Japan, such an ancient country does not need some fresh blood to live an atmosphere, try not to try to assert that it does not work, with a recent popular words on the network is: not stupid that bad.