Okay, so I know Taiwan’s roads aren’t generally the best in the world but the work they have done on bu-zi road in Taichung is an absolute disgrace (the one that runs from xin she / da keng down to tai-yuan road).
At least ten separate contractors have been digging this bastard up for over a year, then re-digging and re-re-digging to the point where the road is so full of potholes, bumps and other fun that it’s virtually undriveable now. Also, on tai-yuan road, why did they dig a really long stretch on the inside car lane specially positioned to rattle the everliving shit out of your right wheel? Anyone who lives around here now refuses to drive in that lane, which slows down traffic even more than usual at rush hour. When I go offroading the mountain dirt trails are more comfortable than bu-zi-friggin-lu.
So who should I be directing my frothing annoyance towards? My gf says but this is because local government haven’t dished out the correct bribes to contractors so they’ve turned the road into shit on purpose. I’m not entirely convinced by this because in a moment of almost unimaginably clear logic, the local govt have installed a big fat concrete divider further up on the same road, for which I heartily applaud them. There used to be so many accidents and near misses up there with dickheads overtaking across the yellow lines or turning into 2 lanes of fast-moving traffic because they were too lazy to drive an extra 30 yards.