By: Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) A four-day international cycling summit opened on Saturday in Taipei, featuring a diverse agenda and side events amid the city’s hopes of promoting its biking environment and culture.
The first Asian city to host the Velo-city Global 2016, the world’s major international cycling conference, Taipei hopes to demonstrate its biking infrastructure, which enables city dwellers to easily get around on two wheels in a densely populated metropolis, according to the Taipei City government.
Organizers hope to draw more discussions on how to make the environment for cycling better in many cities around the world.
“The conference will bring to Taipei not only experts in cycling but also experts in public transport, urban planning and design, smart cities, architecture, design of products and technology, sustainable tourism, and health,” said Marcio Deslandes, manager of the European Cyclists’ Federation, which organizes the Velo-city series and selects host cities each year. [FULL STORY]