Thursday, May 22, 2014
A Taipei ride
Summary 1. Be prepared for everything, even from behind 2. Obstructions everywhere 3. Mostly no bike lanes in the streets 4. motorcycle drivers don't use mirrors and lights 5. Cars park illegally, e.g. to buy some food etc.. 6. People chatting / walking in the middle of street 7. Driving in opposite directions , even in one way streets 8. Driving in small backstreets/alleys is much easier than on the wider lanes 9. Motor-cycles swing between cars to get to the front of the traffic lights 10. Everyone let's you clearly know you are slow and should get out of their way. 11. No yielding for bikes, no respect from traffic for bike lanes 12. Sidewalk is sometimes the only area free to bike.