Participating towns and cities

TaiwanTaipei, Taiwan

2.650.000 inhabitants
Tzu Li Chang
6f,no.1,Shih Fu Road. Taipei, Taiwan, R.o.c.
110 Taipei
(++886) 227256850
Taipei already registered 12x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Participation 2012

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Taipei organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2012, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
The themes of Taipei International Car free day are public rental bike and humanistic transport. The slogan is “ It’s not my Tan(It sounds like carbon in Chinese)”which reflects the slogan for 2012 European Mobility Week. We plan a series of activities to promote car free day and encourage people using public transport and green mode. In practice , we have implemented many strategies related to sustainable and humanistic transport include popularizing low-floor buses, promoting low-pollution public transportation vehicles, expanding the coverage of public rental bike system, providing more comfortable pedestrian environment, expanding bicycle lanes, provision of bike parking facilities in the city and so on.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Taipei implements one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.

New or improved bicycle facilities
Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
Development of new technologies to improve public transport
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Enlargement of pavements
Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
Mobility management
Launch of seamless transport modes to facilitate access to business areas or other social areas

Car-free day Car-free day

Taipei carries out a Car-Free Day 2012 and closes off one or more streets to traffic, and opens it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
The Xinyi Commercial District where is one of most bustling and busiest area in Taipei will have road closure on September 22 this year. The closed area is about 19260 meter squared where will open for bicycles and pedestrian use only.