That freeway one entrance onto Taiwan boulevard is a nightmare, it got really bad after they opened the new Dept stores but it was bad already.
Roughly what happened was they got knocked back by the central govt for the budget to do a light rail on Taiwan harbour road originally. Then Jason Hu made a big deal of his stinking bus rapid line cos he wanted the votes.
Then the new green mayor came and immediately cancelled the brt officially although it still runs.
I remember my wife asked a few locals she knows about why there wasnt a subway back then . Most of the locals were convinced Taichung didn’t need a subway, cars and scooters were okay.
That’s the way those dumb asses think.
Not sure why the green line got the money first and not the blue, possibly it was a cheaper project ? I suspect it was really a decision locally where they prioritised the green because they could say the blue line was covered by the BRT.
Now even changhua is getting a line .