Taipei to start enforcing sidewalk cycling laws

It is illegal to bike on sidewalks unless there is a designated bike lane

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/03/07
By: Matthew Lubin,Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei will begin cracking down on cyclists who violate traffic

Taipei City Public Works Department Commissioner Pong Cheng-sheng (彭振聲)(left) and Dept. of Transportation Director Chang Jer-yang (張哲揚) (right)(By Central News Agency)

laws, particularly riding on sidewalks without a bike lane, the city government said in a notice posted today.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is urging the public to abide by traffic regulations when cycling on sidewalks to ensure the safety of cyclists and pedestrians.

According to the DOT, bicycles are classified as slow-moving vehicles, and Article 124 of the “Rules on Road Traffic Safety” stipulates that cyclists should keep to the right at all times.

In accordance with Article 90 of the “Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act,” bicycles are not allowed on sidewalks, except when there is a designated bike lane on the sidewalk as set up by authorities.    [FULL  STORY]

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