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Cheap Bicycle Rentals Change Congested Taipei

As other major cities in Asia fight choking smog and traffic, the city of Taipei, in Taiwan, is offering its 2.6 million people a fast, cheap and non-polluting way to cross town. The Taiwanese are pedaling to work, among other places, as part of a city-run bike rental network. But the surging popularity of the program has led to new traffic headaches.     Five years ago, motor scooters jousted with taxis and buses for space on narrow Taipei streets as people struggled through...

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