Saturday, May 7, 2016

English list of free buses in Taipei

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bus_routes_in_Taipei#Free_Bus_Routes

遭疑降票價救民調 柯文哲:是救公共運輸 | 要聞 | 聯合新聞網

udn.com : "台北市長柯文哲昨天拋出捷運票價應調降,外界質疑是為救民調。他今天表示,「降價是為了救公共運輸,和那個沒關係」,台北捷運公司正在草擬計畫,將朝搭越多折扣越多來走。"


Taipei Mayor falls into trap advocating lower rail fares instead of bus fares. He is trying to do the right thing, but the profiteers of oil, autos, and sprawl will try to manipulate and defame him.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Huge carbon-capture and storage project in Taiwan

Extensive wetlands along Tamsui River in Taiwan capture carbon and store as rotted vegetation. This wetlands also preserves biodiversity, purifies water, prevents floods, provides exercise, provides recreation. This is a pedestrian/bike path along the wetlands.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Record high ridership aboard Taipei tomb-sweeping buses

ChinaPost : "
TAIPEI -- Free buses for people heading to clean up ancestral graves in Taipei for Tomb Sweeping Day carried a record high number of 775,843 passengers this year, according to bus operators.
The buses, a measure meant to alleviate traffic as people flocked to public cemeteries, made 16,476 trips on March 22-23 and 29-30 and the three-day Tomb Sweeping Day weekend April 4-6.

The buses took passengers to Fu-Der Cemetery, the Nangang military cemetery and Yangmingshan Cemetery and others subject to traffic controls, imposed out of concern that the narrow roads leading to the cemeteries would be packed with people.

Last year's buses carried a previous record of around 720,000 passengers, according to statistics compiled by Capital Bus, Taipei Bus and Metropolitan Transport Corporation, the three companies operating the free buses."

Chang Gung Hospital, Nursing Care, and Senior Living operate a fleet of fare-free buses



Thursday, March 17, 2016

Taipei to triple biking network, people switching from motor vehicles to bicycles

The Guardian: "Taipei has announced plans to more than triple the length of its network of segregated city centre bike lanes to 120 miles by 2019. In addition, there are 240 miles of shared use pavements, and 70 miles of riverside cycleways outside the city’s flood defence levees, which are hugely popular with leisure cyclists at weekends.

Combined with the implementation of on-street parking fees for cars and scooters, the approach seems to be working – a survey showed an estimated 31.2% of people riding YouBikes had switched from motorbikes and 4.4% from private cars."

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

柯P用價格手段消滅交通亂象,高招!

ETtoday 鍾文榮:

"柯市長這幾招會讓機車通勤族的實質通勤成本增加,透過降低大眾交通運輸費率的方式拉低兩個成本之間的差距,即使無法消滅交通亂象,雖不中,亦不遠矣。"