How do we make drivers yield to pedestrians at cross walks?

Dance away the problem, dance and tell drivers to slow down.
Facebook link for the video of them dancing and the song as they cross the street, youtube link for a news segment about it with clips from the dancing by the police and dance group.

https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=1716094045394400

Put hot girls dancing on every corner. It will slow down the traffic but might result in more crashes.

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Looking at the before-and-after photos above: it occurred to me that governments in Taiwan simply love pouring concrete and handing money to contractors. It’s in their DNA.

So it shouldn’t be that hard for them to do it again! Bring the wide side walks back, this time with trees to help with urban cooling.

Lots of contractors get money, we get our sidewalks back, and hopefully the city can cool down, if only slightly.

Guy

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Wow, a rare sighting, a family with 4 kids??? hardly see those in the wild any more.

Jesus thats fuckimh depressing. All you would need to do is go back to 1980s streets and more people would chose to walk. Absolutely regressive development

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YES

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Indeed. I’ve always assumed they just didn’t build necessary sidewalks in the first place. I didn’t realize they’d taken them away!

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Wow…this picture is actually quite pleasant to look at. Not only because of the wide sidewalks, but also because the signs on the buildings are way more organized(all of them are vertical) and not not a hodge podge of shapes with gross colors. Also that tiling on the roofs is :+1:

Edit: after admiring it more I also noticed none of those blasted beetlenut flashing sign thingies. When did taiwan start having those?

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Betel nut has been in Taiwan before Taiwan was known as Taiwan.

I suspect the urban (or highwayside) vending of it, however, would be tied to the roaring construction developmentalist turn in the 1970s / 1980s. Starbucks and City Cafe had not hit town yet, and those workers needed their fuel!

Guy

She probably ‘saw’ you but her brain didn’t register that moment.

I remember that in Sanxia they had the entire route from the freeway exit to the Daxi golf course stripped of signs and replaced by small nice vertical ones when they had Tiger Woods come and play a championship there.(1999 Johnnie Walker Classic)
Of course at present day everything has gone back to ‘normal’

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Wait, I thought sidewalks have been widened recently, especially over the past 5 years. With all the Youbike stations they’ve set up, they’ve had to widen the sidewalks. Just off the top of my head, I can tell you Songjiang, Xinsheng, Fuxing, Nanjing, Xinyi roads have all had their sidewalks widened not long ago. Maybe it’s just a Taipei phenomenon.

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It’s a great trend. Hope whoever takes control of the city after Ko continues it.

Guy

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It will continue if Ko’s deputy Vivian Huang wins the next mayoral election.

That bottom pic is from Pingtung, not Taipei. The person put it up to intentionally confuse the viewer. Click on the FB link and scroll down to the comment for details.

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Yeah these are all stealth road diets.

The sidewalk by main station where the camera stores are have bee widened

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