Impressions: Cycling in Taipeh & Taipeh Cycle Show

Hinweis – Dieser Artikel ist auf englisch verfasst – This articel is in english language, so welcome international readers ;-).

Cycling is not particularly on the rise in most asian cities. In many places it used to be more popular but now people prefer to have a motorized vehicle if they can afford it. Taipeh in this sense seems a little different, at least in the center and according to what I saw these two days, there are quite some cycle paths, although not everywhere. Besides heavy car traffic, many people cycle and they also do so on sidewalks. The public bikerental system „You Bike“ is apparently very popular, also as a means to get to the next metro station. The first 30 minutes are free, you use the same payback card as for public transport & regional trains and there are many stations – so it is convenient to use (I tried it today). On the streets you also see a lot of e-bikes, very old ones with big lead acid batteries. Modern ones don’t seem to be too present here.

The Cycle Show

After riding my „Youbike“ to Nangang Exibition Center this mornig I quickly registred for the fair, got a ticket and had a first walk around the Taipeh Cycle Show. The fair is much calmer than the Eurobike (some colleagues I met today say they fly here to have a relaxed chat with those CEOs that are super busy at the Eurobike).  It teakes place on two floors and the focus is more on bike components, although there are also a good number of ready to sell bikes. Many big producers meet their suppliers here. On the test track you can see some interesting new e-motor concepts… to get an impression, have a look at the first set of fotos I took!


Further Links

Taipeh Cycle Show 2015 und E-Bikes in China

Am nächsten Wochenende geht es los für Fahrradfreaks! Am 21. und 22.3.2015 findet die VELOBerlin statt – mit vielen Neuigkeiten für die kommende Radsaison, parallel dazu kann man die auch die schicke Berliner Fahrradschau besuchen. Wer richtig Lust hat, kann für jede der beiden Messen einen Tag einplanen.

Normalerweise gibt es auch im e-Rad Hafen immer Berichte zu den beiden Messen. Nicht so in diesem Jahr denn: der e-Rad Hafen besucht in den nächten Tagen die Taipeh Cycle Show und wird aus Taiwan berichten.

In der Woche nach der Cycle Show wird es Berichte zu Radfahren und E-Bikes in China geben. Ich werde zahlreiche Unternehmen besuchen, bspw. den Motorenhersteller BAFANG,  die e-Bike Hersteller Giant und Flying Pigeon (produziert 1,5 Millionen E-Bikes pro Jahr), King Meters (grosser Display Hersteller) und Gelegenheit haben, mit der CBA (Chinese Bicycle Association) über die Strategie der chinesischen Regierung im Bereich Elektroräder zu diskutieren.

Freue mich über Hinweise, Anregungen und Fragen diesen Themen!

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