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Taipei riverside bikeways reopened to bikers

The China Post news staff--Except for a small section of about 2 kilometers, all riverside bikeways affected by Typhoon Saola and flooding in Taipei will be reopened to cyclists beginning today.

Taipei City Government officials said that repair work for all sections of riverside bikeways was completed yesterday.

But the short section in front of Shih Hsin University, stretching between Jingmei Bridge and Wanshan Bridge in Wenshan District, will remain closed for approximately one more week due to the extensive damage caused by the typhoon and flooding.

According to local reports, the aforementioned section sustained more damage than others because it is located comparatively lower along the Jingmei River. Large volumes of driftwood and other objects also caused additional damage to the 2-kilometer stretch of bikeway which is presently covered in mud.

According to officials, repair work for the damaged section is expected to be completed by Aug. 16.

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