Zhongxiao E Road Sec 4, (pictured), Minquan E Road and Renai Road are among the most dangerous roads for pedestrians in Taipei City, a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Taipei City councilor said yesterday, urging the city government to take more measures to ensure the city’s road safety. A total of 4,387 accidents involving pedestrians and bicycles have occurred on pedestrian crossings in Taipei since 2006, with 48 pedestrians dying from the incidents, according to statistics from Taipei City Police Department’s Traffic division. DPP Taipei City Councilor Hung Chien-yi (洪健益) yesterday also said Zhonghua Road, Chengde Road, Nanjing E Road and Xinyi Road were among the top eight dangerous roads for pedestrians. (TaipeiTimes. May14,2010)
I can vouch for the above story being accurate. Many times I almost was hit by traffic at the above intersection. Pedestrian crossings mean little to motorists in Taipei I was to discover in 2002 and 2003.