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Lane Love: “Glimpses of Taiwan’s Cycling Scene”

January 30th, 2012

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a cyclist in one of the largest cities in the world? We stumbled across Jim Peipert’s blog this weekend and began thinking, if Taipei, a traffic-clogged city with more scooters than bikes could develop bike lanes to allow its people to ride freely around town, why do only a handful of US cities have bike lanes?  See Jim’s post below and let us know what you think!

“I’ve been rummaging through the hundreds of photos that I shot last summer during a visit to South Korea and Taiwan, and found that I have several that provide a glimpse of Taiwan’s cycling scene.

The two-wheeled vehicle of choice in that island nation is still the motor scooter. The scooters are ubiquitous. They speed through the congested streets like swarms of killer bees. Hundreds more are parked on the sidewalks, blocking pedestrian traffic.

But use of bicycles has increased over the past few years as Taiwanese authorities have built thousands of kilometers of paved, illuminated trails and other cycling infrastructure.”

Read more.

Photo via: Jim Peipert

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