By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over a thousand heavy motorbikes moved from the
Taipei City Government to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications Saturday in a protest demanding the right to use freeways in Taiwan.
The protesters accused the ministry of still dragging its feet, four years after the Legislative Yuan reportedly agreed to let heavy motorcycles use major national roads and freeways.
The ministry’s Taiwan Area National Freeway Bureau responded to the bikers’ demands by saying that opinion polls indicated that a majority of the public opposed the free moving around of heavy motorbikes. As long as the ministry had not publicly declared a change in the law, it would be illegal for the bikers to use the roads, the bureau said. [FULL STORY]