2007 Taipei IT Month exposed problems on traffic jams
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Although the 2007 Taipei IT Month closed last Sunday (December 9), it attracted more than 750,000 people to visit the show, but it exposed some problems especially on the traffic factor.
Generally on weekdays (December 3-7), the traffic jam at Shi-fu Road often took place in the afternoon as many schools visited the show and several sightseeing buses sometimes parked there for patronages on students. In comparison with Sung-shou Road, Shi-fu Road was sometimes obstructed but not as serious than on weekends because the official shuttle buses played a key role on transportation.
On the opposite way of two weekends (December 1, 2, 8, and 9), it exposed traffic problems as many people visited the show, even though the Traffic Division of Taipei City Police Department set medians around the Taipei World Trade Center and the Taipei 101, and it apparently decreased violations on illegal crossing, Shi-fu Road and Sung-shou Road were still trapped in traffic jams than on weekdays.
Before the launch of the TWTC Nangang in March 2008, governments and show organizers will focus on the traffic issue at the Taipei World Trade Center during the construction of the MRT Taipei World Trade Center Station.
Highlights of some traffic and the roads
Another factor causing the traffic jam at Shi-fu Road is the crowded people.
Side of Shi-fu Road looking at people walking.
The median at Shi-fu Road.
Another side of Shi-fu Road near TWTC Hall 3.
|This is a complete or partial translation of the article "2007台北資訊月 平日與假日交通 形成強烈對比", from the Chinese language Wikinews, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.|