This bike was on display, only. The last time I saw one of these in operation in Taiwan was in 1976!
This sign is advertising a noodle restaurant. The picture, however, could have been taken any time since the 1960s.
Most of the work bikes collect and haul things for recycling.
Many recyclers tie or bungie dollies to the back of the bikes (and motorbikes) as makeshift trailers
You can't see this trike for the bags
Talk about reinforced wheels!
This bike train is trailering a grocery shopping basket.
A final sorting before...
Writing parking tickets
Cruising neighborhoods to sell baotze (steamed dumplings)
Note the CD reflectors.
This customer was driving home from work.
One of the younger people on a work bike. Somedays, his mother drives the trike. They make the baotze at home. On the bike, they steam-cook them with natural gas.
Bikes as Transportation
Except for those biking for sport or fashion, helmets are extremely rare.
Both women were pedaling.
If you're Taiwanese, you don't want a suntan!
Traffic & Safety
Bike lights are not required in Taiwan.
There is a bike on the far right. Both cars are making an illegal left turn by using box for left-turning motorbikes and bicycles.
Sometime's it's not just the traffic that is all mixed up...