Gaomei Wetland in Taichung is inundated with tourists during the holidays, creating a whole host of problems such as illegal parking and heavy traffic. During the peak summer season, Transportation Bureau of Taichung City Government will be implementing traffic control from 14:00 to 20:00 during July 13 and September 29 at Meiti St., the most congested area of the region, during which only pedestrian access will be allowed, and vehicle traffic including cars or motorcycles will be prohibited. Visitors may park their vehicles in First or Second Parking Lot and take the shuttle bus or iBike to the wetland.
According to Transportation Bureau Director General Chao-fu Yeh, the bureau will provide frequent shuttle bus services between Gaomei Wetland boardwalk and First/Second Parking Lot. Numerous buses link up scenic destinations including Qingshui Train Station, THSR Taichung Station, Taichung Train Station, downtown Qingshui, Gaomei Wetland, and Wuqi Fishing Harbor, therefore tourists are encouraged to make use of public transport to travel between the coastal destinations.
The Transportation Bureau suggest that in order to improve Gaomei Wetland's recreational quality for the visitors and to save them from the pain of traffic congestion, people are advised to take bus 111, 178, 179 or 688 departing from Qingshui Train Station, bus 655 departing from THSR Taichung Station, or bus 309 departing from Taichung Train Station. A total of 116 buses are available daily. In addition, tour bus drivers can stop on the temporary bus parking area on Sanshun Rd. to offload the passengers before parking the empty bus at the Second Parking Lot.