Let’s hear your thoughts on tackling the large number of scooters and the noise, pollution, danger and traffic chaos they create.
What can realistically be done? e.g. London limiting cars into the city according to license plate numbers
Obviously, this is a healthy democracy so a Singapore-like, authoritarian approach wont’ work. You can’t please everyone of course, but it would have to be fairly democratic in structure.
electric scooters are silent, would this create bloodshed on the streets? Do we look when crossing the roads in Taiwan? Will we adapt quickly enough?
can buses, MRT, cars absorb the surplus? MRT lines increasing all the time. Less scooters means buses have less obstructed routes, higher efficiency. Traffic in general would flow better without all those scooters, no?
would people walk more? many areas with inadequate foot paths, pavements. Government to promote walking and health benefits?
it would have to roll out one area/district? at a time? how to legislate and police it? CCTV cameras, RFID tags in license plates? First 1, 2, 3 infractions are forgiven but then 1,000/2,000NT? fine in the mail? A type of “field” of sensors automatically picking up RFID tag in license plate? Surely this technology is dirt cheap and very easy for Taiwan to do (all the manufactures are already here!)
Even if it takes decades, it must be addressed. Some creative solutions are needed