SHIFT:Officials attributed the congestion to drivers taking the Zhongxiao Bridge instead of the two other bridges linking Taipei and New Taipei City
Date: Feb 17, 2016
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
After a morning of smooth traffic flow, the number of cars and scooters on the
Zhongxiao Bridge (忠孝橋) began to increase yesterday following the demolition of an onramp connected to the bridge over the Lunar New Year holiday, with officials saying that traffic rose by 3 to 5 percent along the west terminus of Zhongxiao W Road.
Taipei Department of Transportation Commissioner Chung Hui-yu (鍾慧諭) said that traffic was heavy from the ramp leading to the intersection of Zhongxiao W Road and Xining S Road, with department officials saying that cars were moving at a speed of between 10kph and 20kph.
The congestion extended to the middle of the bridge and it took drivers at least five more minutes before they could enter Taipei, Chung said. [FULL STORY][