Umbrella, Signboards, And Motorbike Ownership Ratio

Older woman walking with umbrella near Bailan Market
Shot near Bailan Market in Taipei, Taiwan ©Tetsu Ozawa
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An older woman was walking with an umbrella near Bailan Market

I walked from one end of the road inside the Bailan market to the intersection with that road. This road was much wider than the road inside the market, and cars were also coming and going on the road. Large signboards were looming towards the road from the building, the roadside was packed with motorcycles parked on the side of the road. According to 2011 data, the ownership rate of motorcycles in Taiwan was 65.3 per 100 people, making it the most popular place in the world for motorcycles. It was more than six times as high as Japan's rate of 9.5. Incidentally, the second most popular place was Malaysia with 34.7 bikes per 100 people, so it's no wonder that everywhere you go in Taiwan, you'll see a plethora of motorcycles.

I saw signboards written only in Chinese characters as I went along. An older woman with a parasol was walking from the other side. But my mind was full of Taiwan's motorcycle ownership rates. If everyone who owns a motorcycle has a car, the roads of Taiwan will probably be filled with cars. It would be more than just a traffic jam.

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Nov 2019 IN THE CITY TAIWAN

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PHOTO DATA

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11287

Shooting Date

Jul 2019

Posted On

November 19, 2019

Modified On

October 4, 2020

Place

Taipei, Taiwan

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 1.8/85

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