Su calls for bicycle trail improvement

BICYCLE TOURISM KINGDOM: To promote cycling as an environmentally friendly alternative, the premier called for improved cooperation between agencies

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 21, 2020
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

Two cyclists pose for a photograph next to the old Wudu tunnel in Keelung on Oct. 7 last year.
Photo: CNA

Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) yesterday called for improvements of facilities along popular bicycle routes nationwide to prepare for the Ministry of Transportation and Communications “year of bicycle tourism” campaign next year.

Su made the remarks during the weekly Cabinet meeting in Taipei, evaluating the expansion of the nation’s bicycle route network from 2002 to 2018, during which 7,500km of bicycle trails were built.

However, it is not the length of routes, but the quality of facilities that matters, Su said, adding that it is also important that public transportation systems allow passengers to carry bicycles on trains and buses.

Su also highlighted public bicycle services, such as YouBike, that allow people to rent bicycles and return them at another location, saying that the services should expand.   [FULL  STORY]

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