Monday, May 4, 2009

Taipei critical mass ride

An interesting event here. however it's politized, that's a pity. Biking should not be linked to politics or be used as a tools for porpaganda of a party. If any city government - blue or green - in the past had seriously considered commuting on the bike in the city, the city would have looked much different already.

1 comment:

  1. I find it interesting that you perceive the event as politicized. A political party played a significant role in organising it. However, that party is small and is not connected with either the DPP or KMT.

    All major political parties in Taiwan now using cycling as a campaign activity and for propaganda. If it promotes a positive image of cycling then it is good. However, it often covers over the parties failure to make the hard decisions on cycling issues.

    I think in general Taiwan is slowly moving forward on improving bicycle infrastructure. However, it is still giving too high a priority to a car based transport system which marginalises cyclists and pedestrians.