Taipei, Jan. 6 (CNA) The Yilan County government said Tuesday it
is planning to implement weekend traffic control on the roads of the
tourist township of Jiaoxi, starting in February.
The measures will be introduced to prevent congestion on the
streets of Jiaoxi, which is usually flooded with weekend visitors
heading to the township's famous hot springs, according to Yilan
Magistrate Lin Tsung-hsien.
He said the county government will launch the traffic control
measures on a trial basis, after calculating the town's vehicle
During the recent four-day New Year holiday, the streets of Jiaoxi
were jammed with vehicles and pedestrians, as visitors flocked to the
town's many hot springs and other attractions.
At the end of a fine day for outing, motorists complained of
having to drive up to 7 hours back to Taipei, a trip that should take
a little over an hour on a regular day.
(By Worthy Shen and Y.F. Low)