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I am going to Taipei with my bicycle, and plan to ride to many places for a few days. I will need to park my bicycle somewhere when I am visiting, or eating, or sleeping, etc.

The Taipei government tries to encourage its citizens to use bicycles to travel around the city, and according to this press release last year it released an app that helps people find bicycle parking spaces. Unfortunately, I can't find that app.

QUESTION: Is there a map that shows places where parking is considered OK? I have found an Android app called "TPE" that seems to show that, but it does not work offline. I need something that works with an Internet connection.

Otherwise, what local customs/manners should I know about before I park my bicycle somewhere in Taipei?

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    Is this the app Taipei good parking 2.5.19 APK for Android you have (or the one you want)? – Giorgio Nov 30 '16 at 14:01
  • @Dorothy: That app is for cars. I want the same for bicycles :-) – nic Dec 1 '16 at 0:59
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    I didn't download, but the description does suggest that it includes motorcycle and bike parking (as well as fees). I guess there's no way to test other than download and try in Taipei :-) – Giorgio Dec 1 '16 at 1:34
  • @Dorothy: I downloaded it and tried it. It indeed includes a few bicycle parking places! Sadly, it does not work offline. – nic Dec 1 '16 at 2:09
  • Take a look around Google's street view where you are going. It might be more obvious than you'd think for where you should park your bicycle ;) goo.gl/maps/ojRt5xytya22 – Jeff B Feb 3 '17 at 13:49
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As far as I've noticed during my visit earlier this year (around January), the bike\scooter\motorcycle parking is pretty straightforward in Taipei - almost every street has large spaces for leaving your transport (between the road and the pedestrian space). Security, though, is a different question - you may find some minor trouble in finding the place to chain your bike to.

Regarding the apps - you may find Maps.me quite useful as it works in offline mode, but I'm not 100% sure it's the best solution for this specific question.

  • Does Maps.me show bicycle parking? – nic Feb 9 '17 at 1:02
  • It does - at least in some cities. In Taipei it simply shows you non-categorized parking spots, and it most possibly can be used for either car or a bike. – Matthew T Feb 9 '17 at 7:59

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