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*Information and route map for Cycling Route No. 1

  • QHow to get the route map of Cycling Route No. 1?
  • APlease download kml or gpx files from Taiwan Cycling Route website (Quick Link). Also, there are detailed routes, images of road condition, and travel e-Book for inquiry.
  • QWhere can people get the free paper map?
  • AThere are only 500 leaflets distributed to 4 Visitor Information Centers in different TRA transfer stations, which are Hsinchu, Chiayi, Hualian, and Taitung Station. Free leaflet will be provide in 11 TRA transfer stations, which are Songshan, Hsinchu, Xinwuri, Chiayi, Zuoying, Fangliao, Taimali, Taitung, Ruisui, Hualian, and Dongshan Station. Also, free leaflets will be supplied on sightseeing spots soon.
  • QCan people download the route map on mobiles?
  • AYes, please go to Taiwan Cycling Route website and find the download link or QR code. For further information, please refer to download descriptions on the website.
  • QHow to get information about rest stations?
  • APlease go to Taiwan Cycling Route website and also get information about convenient stores and gas stations. File with kml (or gpx) format is available.
  • QWhat can we do if we get lost from the main route?
  • AWe have provided route map with kml (or gpx) format, which can be imported to Google Maps. You will know how to get back to the main route after positioning. If you have no network or smart phones, we provide free route map. And if you need help for guiding, please tell customer service staff your location, staff will guide you back to main route. In addition, we will inform relative department of your situation and strengthen the guide.
  • QI have downloaded the route map, but I cannot get a signal at all at my location. Are there any alternatives for reference?
  • AIf you have imported the route map to Google Map, you can check it without signals but position your current location is not working. If you cannot use your mobile, please go to the nearest transfer station and get free route map (Songshan, Hsinchu, Xinwuri, Chiayi, Xinzuoying, Fangliao, Taimali, Taitung, Ruisui, Hualian, and Dongshan Station).
  • QHow to use the route map?
  • AThe kml format can be downloaded to mobiles and imported to Google Maps, and gpx format can be downloaded to navigators. The front side of route map is full figure of Cycling Route No. 1, and the back side is route map for each day and descriptions for routes and mileage. If there are other questions, please offer further information to us, and we will proceed accordingly. Also, please leave your real name and contact information so that we could reply follow-up condition to you.
  • QWhere and when can we get this travel information manual?
  • AThe online version is available now, and printed version should be available in April, 2016 and we will announced on Taiwan Cycling Route website soon.
  • QWhere is the gathering point?
  • AHere are gathering points for Cycling Route No.1
    District Gathering Points
    Taipei Square of Sonshan Station, square of Taipei EXPO Park, Taipei Arena, pier of Dadaocheng, pier of Huajiang, Fulong Station (Northeast Visitor Center)
    Hsinchu Hsinchu Station, Hsinchu County Stadium, Hsinchu County Government, Hsinchu City Government
    Taichung Xinwuri Station (THSR Taichung Station)
    Changhua The Rear of Chunghua Station, Chunghua County Government, Yuanlin Station
    Nantou Jiji Station, Nan Kai University of Technology
    Yunlin Xiluo Bridge, Douliu Humanity Park (National Yunlin University of Science and Technology), Dounan Station
    Chiayi Chiayi Station, THSR Chiayi Station
    Tainan Houbi Station, Xingying Station (Xinying Sugar Mill), Southern Taiwan Science Park, Tainan City Government
    Kaohsiung Kaohsiung Metropolitan Park, Zuoying Station, Kaohsiung Arena, Central Park
    Pingtung Dapeng Bay, Fangliao Station
    Taitung Taitung Station, Taitung Forest Park, Taitung Baseball Stadium, Guanshan Station
    Hualien Hualien Station, Solar City, Southern Ocean Park, Xincheng Station
    Yilan Su'aoxin Station, Dongshan Station, Wushih Harbor
    Keelung Qidu Railway Memorial Park

*Wayside Director System, Track Building, Route Planning, and Service Facilities for Cycling Route No. 1

  • QThe indicators are not clear.
  • AWe have set up signs and marked lines at main intersection, intersection of cross road is greater than 15m, Y-shape intersection and bridges. Also, we have set up signs or marked lines every 2 km (every 500m in downtown), and signs in front of and behind rest stations, and signs and marked lines of mileage. Furthermore, if indicators are wrong or need to be improved, please help us to provide those sites, we will proceed accordingly. Also, please leave your real name and contact information so that we could reply follow-up condition to you.
  • QThe indicators are easy to be ignored because of the sites.
  • APlease help us to provide those sites, we will proceed accordingly. Also, please leave your real name and contact information so that we could reply follow-up condition to you.
  • QSigns should be numbered and marked with emergency contacts.
  • AWe suggest you download and install “Police Service” App. Please click the Report Service in the app, and 110 will be called and deliver GPS location at the same time. If your mobiles are out of signal, please call 112. In addition, there are mileage stations wayside Cycling Route No.1 because of highway system. When you ask for help, please report which intersection you are and mileage station. Also, if you are in remote area, please use “Police Service” app or call 110 or 119 (112 for out of signals), and we will improve our service in the future.
  • QThere is no signs for northern or southern direction.
  • AWe have marked northern or southern direction for engagement points of Cycling Route No.1 and branch line. Also, there are signs for places, Provincial Highway and County Highway to help identifying direction. And we will improve the section of riverside and closed cycle path. In addition, please help us to provide those sites which need to be marked. And please leave your real name and contact information so that we could reply follow-up condition to you.
  • QThe indicators of cycling rest stops are not clear enough and easy to miss for bikers.
  • AExcept 122 cycling rest stops (including 11 TRA Bike transfer stations), there are many gas stations, convenient stores, and visitor centers along the main route. Also, we have provided information in front of and behind cycling rest stops, and information about next stop every 10km. Please help us to provide those sites, we will proceed accordingly. Also, please leave your real name and contact information so that we could reply follow-up condition to you.
  • QIt is not appropriate to set up Cycling Route No. 1 on Provincial Highway.
  • AThe route of Provincial Highway is more complete and straightforward, pavement condition is better, and cycling rest stops have been widely set up, so we set up Provincial Highway as main route. We have improved the geometric design of roads and traffic and chose alternative route for bottleneck section. The road width is enough to plan slow traffic lane, and we have taken measures to lower speed limit, increase the height of barrier, and enhance safety warning. If you have suggestions for the route, please kindly provide to us for reference (please send your opinions to: taiwanbike.eeci@gmail.com), or tell us the sites which need to be improved. Also, please leave your real name and contact information so that we could reply follow-up condition to you.
  • QWe suggest you change the route because some sites of Cycling Route No.1 are easy to get lost for people.
  • ACycling Route No. 1 has combined with tourist spots and taken safety, continuity, and straightforwardness for consideration. We chose this route which is common for most bikers. Also, we have prospected and negotiated with different Right of Way sections, and improved with roll method according to field study. Please tell us the route which is easy to get lost (please upload suggest route to: itaiwanbike.eeci@gmail.com), we will take it for consideration in the future.
  • QSome sites of Cycling Route No.1 are very remote due to safety concerns.
  • ACycling Route No. 1 has combined with tourist spots and taken safety, continuity, and straightforwardness for consideration. We chose this route which is common for most bikers. Also, we have prospected and negotiated with different Right of Way sections, and improved with roll method according to field study. Please tell us the route which is easy to get lost (please upload suggest route to: itaiwanbike.eeci@gmail.com), we will take it for consideration in the future.
  • QThere is no lavatory along the main route.
  • AWe have set up 122 cycling rest stops (including 11 TRA Bike transfer stations) along Cycling Route No.1, 1 supply station by average of 15 kilometers. The service in cycling rest stops includes lavatory and drinking water (water dispenser or vending machines), there is 1 supply station with food service by average of 40 kilometers. Except cycling rest stops, there are many gas stations, convenient stores, and visitor centers with rest and lavatory service along main route.
  • QAre there any alternative routes due to construction?
  • AIf the route is under construction, we will set up signs for changing route and security facilities. Also , to provide people reference for planning schedule, we will make an announcement on the website.
  • QCycling Route No.1 cost a lot, but no results.
  • AExcept the indicators and marked lines, we have completed: 1. Facilities along the route (11 TRA Bike transfer stations and 111 approved cycling rest stops). 2. The guiding and identifying system along the route has been unified. 3. Signs for mileage and cycling rest stops have been set up. 4. Slow lane has been set up and traffic lanes have been deployed. To promote the rights of bicycles, signs for motor bikes and bicycles can be seen on traffic lanes. 5. To promote the safety of waiting zones for bikers, waiting zones of motor bikes and bicycles have been emerged. 6. Protected barriers along the route have been heightened. 7. Taiwan Cycling Route has been established, information about route maps, cycling rest stops, schedule planning, and images along the route can be found on it. 8. Friendly facilities of railway stations have established and improved. 9. Safety of bicycles on cross-river bridges (such as Hua-jiang Bridge and Tou-qian Bridge have been improved). In addition, Sport Administration and Construction and Planning Agency designate budgeting every year to support casual and commuted bicycle path. Those path are not on the main route, we encourage people to use them.
  • QHow do you choose Cycling Route No. 1? We suggest you change the route.
  • AThe route of Provincial Highway is more complete (not easy to get lost) and straightforward, and pavement condition is better, and cycling rest stops have been widely set up, so we set up Provincial Highway as main route. Also, Cycling Route No. 1 has combined with tourist spots and taken safety, continuity, and straightforwardness for consideration. We chose this route which is common for most bikers. Also, we have prospected and negotiated with different Right of Way sections, and improved with roll method according to field study. Please tell us the site which you thought is remote, (please upload suggest route to: itaiwanbike.eeci@gmail.com), we will take it for consideration in the future.
  • QHow can I get to main route from my place?
  • APlease download file (kml or gpx format) from Taiwan Cycling Route. You can get in main route from the site which is nearest to you. In addition, there are detailed route map, images of traffic conditions, and travel e-book you can use.

*Tickets and service of TRA Bike Trains

  • QAre there enough spaces (like changing some seats to spaces for bicycles as Taipei MRT) on local trains?
  • ATRA train model EMU800 has set up folding seats and spaces for bicycles in Car 1 and 8. However, to respect other passengers, if folding seats are occupied, please do not drive passengers away.
  • QHow can we get tickets for TRA Bike Train?
  • APlease refer to the flow chart of booking process below. If you need any further information, please go TRA Bike Train website or call TRA Service Center: 0800-765-888 (local phone service only) or 02-2191-0096 (local phone or mobile service).
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  • QCan we bring bikes to get on and off trains and enter and exit every station?
  • A11 TRA transfer stations are available for entering and exiting. Only some designated stations are available for unfolding bikes; all stations are available for folding bikes with storage bags and conforming with the regulations. For further information, please go to TRA website or call service center: 0800-765-888 (local phone service only) or 02-2191-0096 (local phone or mobile service).
  • QTickets for TRA Bike Train are not easy to book.
  • ABecause the number of applicants is limited and there is usually no vacancy during weekends, please reserve as early possible.
  • QWhat can I do if I miss the scheduled shuttle bus for South-link line (Taimali-Fangliao)?
  • AFor South-link line, tickets of Chu-Kuang Express and Fu-Hsing Semi Express are available for bicycles. Bicycles can be placed in the head or the end of car. For further information, please go to TRA website or call service center: 0800-765-888 (local phone service only) or 02-2191-0096 (local phone or mobile service).
  • QIs there rental service at all cycling rest stops (including hiring a bike from one station and returning it to any other)?
  • ASo far only the cycling rest stops in Eastern Taiwan provide this service, but not available in Western Taiwan. Please rent bicycles at shops.
  • QHow to book tickets to ride surround island (TRA Bike Transportation)?
  • APlease refer to the following chart. If you need any information, please go to TRA website or call service center: 0800-765-888 (local phone service only) or 02-2191-0096 (local phone or mobile service). If you need to take trains, please contact any wayside station and book tickets. Tickets are available at all stations not only stations for bicycles.
  • QWhat can I do if I get on at staffless station?
  • ASo far staffless stations are not available for unfolding bikes. We will improve this service in the future.
  • QHow to find the information about TRA Bike Transportation?
  • AIf you need any future information, please go to TRA website or call service center: 0800-765-888 (local phone service only) or 02-2191-0096 (local phone or mobile service).
※ If there is any question, please call 02-25475907 (Service Hours: Weekdays 9:00~18:00)