Contact & Activities

Participating city

2.650.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Tzu Li Chang
6f,no.1,Shih Fu Road. Taipei, Taiwan, R.o.c.
110 Taipei
++886 227256850

Participation 2012

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
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.
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
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.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
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