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.
November 19, 2019
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