The 2019 Taichung International Flower Carpet Festival will be organized in conjunction with Xinshe Flower Sea and Central Taiwan Agricultural Expo from November 9 until December 1. In accommodating the flower-viewing crowd, Taichung City Government has arranged 4 free shuttle services along with 11 parking lots equipped with 3,674 car parking spaces and 1,653 motorcycle parking spaces. Free shuttle service will be provided every day for the Fengyuan line, Taiyuan line, and cherry blossom avenue line from 08:00 to 16:00, while free shuttle service for Dongshi line is available during weekends only. Citizens are welcome to make use of the convenient service.
According to the Transportation Bureau, the city government has arranged for 4 free shuttle service (Fengyuan line, Taiyuan line, and cherry blossom avenue line, and Dongshi line (weekends only)) departing from Taiyuan parking lot, Fengyuan Railway Station, Dongshi Riverside Park, and cherry blossom avenue to the main shuttle bus station at the flower exhibition area during 08:00-16:00. Shuttle service from the main shuttle bus station at the flower exhibition is will be available from 10:00 to 18:00. On average, a bus will be available every 20-30 minutes during the weekdays and 15-20 minutes during the weekends. The buses will depart as soon as they are fully occupied to minimize the public's waiting time.
The Transportation Bureau pointed out that citizens taking Taiwan Railways may disembark at Fengyuan Station, walk to the Fengyuan Station West Station (front station), and transfer to the Fengyuan line shuttle bus in order to reach the exhibition area. For those who are driving from downtown Taichung or Beitun District, please park your cars at the Taiyuan parking lot, Jingbuku parking lot, or Zhongxingling parking lot and transfer to the Taiyuan line shuttle bus to reach the exhibition area.
For citizens from Fengyuan, Dongshi, and Shigang, it is advised that they park their cars at the Dongshi Riverside Park, Xinshe Senior High School (only opens during the weekends), Xinshe District Office, or Xinshe Environmental Park outside parking lot and transfer to the Dongshi line bus to reach the exhibition. Citizens living in the Shancheng region may make use of the cherry blossom avenue line shuttle service to reach the exhibition area.
Additionally, 3 car and motorcycle parking lots and disabled parking lots have been created next to the exhibition area, while peripheral parking lots such as Taiyuan parking lot, Jingbuku parking lot in Dapu, Dongshi Riverside Park parking lot, Zhongxingling parking lot, Xinshe Senior High School (only opens during the weekends), Xinshe District Office, or Xinshe Environmental Park outside parking lot have also been planned, providing 3,674 car parking spaces and 1,653 motorcycle parking spaces. Furthermore, there is a shuttle bus stop inside every parking lot to offer the public free shuttle service.
According to Transportation Bureau Director General Chao-fu Yeh, people driving to the flower exhibition area should park their cars at the peripheral parking lots before taking the free shuttle bus to the exhibition area to avoid traffic congestion. He also reminded that the nearby roads in Xinshe District are often narrow, so traffic control will be enforced during the activity in order to clamp down on illegal parking. The public is urged to comply with traffic control officers' instructions at the scene so as to maintain smooth traffic flow.