In order to follow the policy of EPA and the Mayor Wu’s determination of being the low-carbon city, the Taoyuan government urges to decrease the air pollution emission by lots of traffic control strategies.
Taoyuan County is the first who announce to increase the subsidy funds of the low-pollution vehicles in June 2011. In order to encourage citizen which have the experience to the life of the green energy and low-carbon, the Mayor arise the subsidy from 6 million NTD to 16 million NTD on 422 Earth day. The application of the low-pollution vehicles including of the information of the bland and amount of the vehicles are as following:
1. 66 oil gas subsidiary dual fuel vehicles
2. 599 electric motorcycles
3. 320 electric motorcycles substitute for Two stroke motorcycle
4. 1,273 electric bicycles
5. 337 electric subsidiary bicycles
Totally, there were 2,595 applications for the subsidy. The increase of electric motorcycles is the biggest growth and fourth than last year. It decreased NMHC 7.08 tons per year, NOx 5.18 tons per year and CO 22.2 tons per year.
This project began in July, 2011. Through accomplishments of 2 large activities& press conference, 3 field of riding electric motorcycles and 3 advertising propaganda, these bring the growth of low-pollution vehicles dramatically.
Taoyuan County Government will actively plan to build the charging facilities of electric vehicles, so that the electric vehicles users can charge it anytime and avoid no electricity to drive. Then the local government hopes Taoyuan County could become the first low-carbon transport city in Taiwan.
After the completion of the travel time investigation and delay survey of 13 major road, the project combines the analysis and the results of mobile pollution sources projects in Taoyuan County. We can obtain the hot pollution zone of Taoyuan City, Chungli City and Yangmei City , then transfer to Environmental Protection Bureau who can strengthen inspection of squid-car locations and reduce the concentration of pollution in the area.
In the others, the project also collected the Taoyuan County transportation system development process and programs. In addition to the overall understanding of the transportation problems encountered and traffic transportation projects of the Transportation Bureau, it also provided traffic control strategies of the low-pollution vehicles for Taoyuan County Government, include of
1. Promote the industrial area to use low-pollution vehicles,
2. Establish the bicycle network
3. Enhance the utilization of public transit systems
4. Control the high-pollution vehicles
5. Install the energy system of the low-pollution vehicles
6. Promote the hybrid bus
Through these strategies, we expect it must be the better environment and air quality in Taoyuan County.