Why is Ah Huang and his scooter not on the Bitan Pedestrian Bridge?

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Why is Ah Huang and his scooter not on the Bitan Pedestrian Bridge?

Postby maunaloa » 30 Apr 2012, 16:26

It struck me that I've never seen Ah Huang, or his wife, riding a scooter on the Bitan Pedestrian Bridge. The river bikepaths are full of scooters... in fact, I can't think of a sidewalk in Taipei that lacks scooters at one time or another. Just because the Xindian side of the BPB would require descending a flight of stairs doesn't mean one couldn't ride from Bitan to the midpoint of the bridge and have a smoke on a scooter. A scooter could negotiate the car barrier on the Bitan side, so I'm puzzled by this cul de sac of restraint. :roflmao:
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Re: Why is Ah Huang and his scooter not on the Bitan Pedestrian Bridge?

Postby Belgian Pie » 30 Apr 2012, 16:37

Because it 'swings'?

In Sanxia we have the 'temple' bridge, pedestrian area ... big sign showing scooter not allowed ... Ah Huang and his mates drive up to the middle of the bridge to go ... FISHING! ... and drink Gaoliang! :loco:
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Re: Why is Ah Huang and his scooter not on the Bitan Pedestrian Bridge?

Postby Mucha Man » 30 Apr 2012, 22:35

The river paths are not full of scooters. Where do you get that? I ride them 3-4 times a week. It's rare rather than common to see a scooter on the paths.
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Re: Why is Ah Huang and his scooter not on the Bitan Pedestrian Bridge?

Postby maunaloa » 02 May 2012, 06:42

MM, on weekends, there are fewer scooters on the river bike paths, but on weekends I've found them to be common near the road access points near the confluence of the Xindian and Danshui Rivers.

HOWEVER, I have yet to see a scooter out of the Bitan Pedestrian Bridge.
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