It is the first bikeway to have been built from an abandoned railway in Taiwan
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dongfeng Bicycle Green Way (東豐自行車綠廊), a 12-km long bikeway which crosses Fengyuan, Shigang, and Dongshi districts of Taichung City, is the first bikeway to have been built from an abandoned railway in Taiwan.
The predecessor of the bikeway was called Dongfeng Railway, or Dongshi Branch Line, which was built in 1958 and ran through Fengyuan, Shigang, and Dongshi for transporting the wood of red cypress, yellow cedar, and China fir in Dongshi, materials for building Shihgang Dam, as well as the abundant agriculture produce in the area.
The tree-lined Dongfeng Bicycle Green Way was inaugurated on Nov. 15, 2000, and since then it has become a choice spot for residents of Taichung to relax, recreate, as well as burn calories.
Shihgang Dam, Dongshi Hakka Cultural Park, landscape architecture, as well as natural ecology along the bikeway are sure to delight every visitor. [FULL STORY]