Department of Transportation, Taipei City Government
What measures does Taipei City Government have to address the issues that bicyclists are encroaching on pedestrian space?
Presently, bicyclists in general have a rather fuzzy understanding in regulations against cyclists riding on sidewalks, thus the offensive conduct of certain cyclists. They violate the law by riding on the sidewalks, and inadvertently pester pedestrians by ringing the handlebar bells, or yelling at pedestrians to give way. Before bicyclists learn to abide by the law, awareness campaigns and trainings should be implemented to help the general public build a better understanding in related regulations, the proper bicycling etiquette and offenses to be avoided. The City Government (the Department of Transportation) has designed posters, fliers/leaflets, short clips and radio broadcast messages to strengthen awareness on bicycling safety to ensure orderly bicycling and pedestrian safety.