New Year’s Eve is a big event in Taiwan, capped off by the fireworks display at Taipei 101. Unfortunately, big events lead to big crowds that end up clogging the streets and messing up your celebratory schedule.
Here’s a list of changes to traffic regulations and public transport on New Year’s Eve so you can spend less time wading through the crowds and more time wading through champagne.
Here is a map of the main event area (unfortunately, an English version of the map has not been made available on the Taipei City Government’s website):
Dec. 25 (Fri) from 00:00 – 22:00
City Hall Road (between Songshou Road and Songgao Road) east five lanes closed.
Dec. 25 (Fri) from 22:00 – Dec. 27 (Sun) 24:00
Shifu (between Songshou Road. and Songgao Road.) east five lanes, New Ren’ai Road closed.
Dec. 28 (Mon) from 00:00 – Jan. 2 (Sat) 06:00
Shifu (between Songshou Road and Songgao Road.), New Ren’ai Road closed.
The Taipei City Government will be implementing three-stage traffic control on New Year’s Eve, expanding the controlled area outwards as the night progresses.
1. 19:00 – 20:00 (Green zone)
2. 20:00 – 22:00 (Orange zone)
3. Dec. 31 (Thu) 22:00 – Jan. 1 (Fri) 03:00 (Blue zone)
Public parking monthly passes can be purchased starting Dec. 25. Notices will be posted at the parking lot entrance inside and outside.
1. Rainbow Riverside Park
Take the Minquan pedestrian underpass and pedestrian bridge to go to the Rainbow Riverside Park. Do not walk across Tiding Boulevard.
2. Maokong area
3. Four Beast Mountains
4. Xinyi Road and Keelung Road intersection passenger bridge
In case you are looking to catch some of the fiery splendour this year, here is a list of some of the best places to go to without waiting in a line.
All maps and information via the Taipei NYE Official Event Page