Chia-Hung Hsu


"This design project was inspired by Danish city bike program. I studied furniture design in Denmark; during my stay I experienced the joy and the convenience of public city bike. Cycling is a life style and the expression of naturalism in Denmark. It is also considered as the main mode of transportation among the Danish people. The implementation of the city bike program is not only prosperous in Denmark but also in other Europe countries. This cycling spate (rush) is affecting countries where environment consciousness appear to be of much concern. On the contrary, Taiwan, which happens to own the largest market share for exporting bicycles is also a country where its people are less motivated to using bicycle as their main mode for commuting. From the above statement it is clear the implementation of the city bike program in Taiwan will be easy as long as there is some sort of government intervention. Taiwan is such a small country and can proudly boost of its numerous mass rapid transit system and high speed rail way system. These systems are considered the best supportive elements to run the public city bike program. The Taiwanese government has implemented several bike friendly programs for years and has recently started paying attentions to a bike right of way. Which means the future and potential practice of the city bike program in Taiwan is bright. Via observations and surveys, I am going to address various kinds of attractive designs which could draw people's interests to frequent the use of public city bike in their daily life as well as improving overall city bike program to suit Taiwanese needs.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Bicycles--Design and construction; Bicycle commuting--Taiwan; Transportation--Taiwan

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School of Design (CIAS)


Leonard, William


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