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Seoul Passes Ordinance Prohibiting Franchise Food Trucks From Entering Local Public Events

Seoul Passes Ordinance Prohibiting Franchise Food Trucks From Entering Local Public Events

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government is passing an ordinance that bans food trucks owned by franchise companies from entering publicly run events in the city, in a move to help small and medium independent businesses. As the city’s committee came to an agreement on Wednesday, the ordinance will take effect sometime [...]

Seoul Government Contemplates 24-Hour Subway

Seoul Government Contemplates 24-Hour Subway

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government is reportedly considering a 24-hour subway, amid growing calls for longer operating hours, which could see the city join the likes of London, Berlin and New York with a 24-hour transit system. Earlier this month, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced Seoul Metro is looking for [...]

Seoul to Sanction ‘Unfriendly’ Taxi Drivers After Complaints Continue

Seoul to Sanction ‘Unfriendly’ Taxi Drivers After Complaints Continue

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul taxi drivers still have an attitude issue, according to the sheer number of complaints filed with the Seoul Metropolitan Government so far this year. Data released by the city government on Sunday revealed that 9,115 complaints related to taxi drivers had been filed between January and June, with unfriendly [...]

Seoul Bike City’s Most Popular Sharing Service

Seoul Bike City’s Most Popular Sharing Service

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A new online survey has revealed Seoul Bike is the most popular government-operated sharing service among residents of Seoul. The survey, conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government last month with a sample of 2,500 Seoul residents, showed the satisfaction rate among users was over 91 percent, the municipal government [...]

Smartphone Use and Walking an Increasingly Dangerous Mix

Smartphone Use and Walking an Increasingly Dangerous Mix

SEOUL, July. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — With over seven in 10 people using a smartphone, it’s not a rare sight in South Korea to see pedestrians walking down the street blissfully oblivious to their surroundings, or a subway train carriage packed with commuters completely immersed in what’s on their phone screen. Though it might seem [...]

Seoul to Promote Bicycle and Car Sharing Services at Apartment Complexes

Seoul to Promote Bicycle and Car Sharing Services at Apartment Complexes

SEOUL, Jun. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced plans on Wednesday to invest in public sharing economy infrastructure at apartment blocks in an effort to encourage the development of communities that share. Dubbed ‘Sharing Village’, Seoul’s new infrastructure project will see bicycle and car sharing facilities, which are often scattered around the city, [...]