This thread picks up on posts made to the MRT thread by Incubus and wix99.
The MRT really needs to allow bicyclists to use the subway. It’s very common in other countries even on very crowded systems. Let’s petition Mayor Ma. Please send me a private message if you are interested in signing the petition. A draft of my proposal appears below. I modeled it on the bicycle policy used by MRT systems on the East Coast (US).
Bicycles should be allowed on subway cars if cyclists have a bike pass. Bike passes must be applied for in advance. The bicycle pass application should allow all foreigners including non-ARC holders to apply and the application form should be available on the Internet so that cyclists overseas can apply before they arrive in Taiwan. Cyclists with passes may ride in the first and last cars during non-peak hours and all day on weekends and holidays. Disabled people in wheelchairs always have priority in these cars over cyclists.