Trail in Taipei’s Zhuzihu renovated to become barrier free

At this time of year, the silver grass is blooming, so it’s a good time to experience the renovated trail

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(photo courtesy of Taipei’s Geotechnical Engineering Office)

(photo courtesy of Taipei’s Geotechnical Engineering Office)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Dinghu circular trail in the Zhuzihu area of Yangminshan National Park in Taipei is frequented by tourists during the calla lily season each year, and Taipei’s Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) has renovated the trail to make it accessible and barrier free, so that more people can enjoy this unique trail at any time, the GEO said in a news released posted on its website on Nov. 23.

The Dinghu circular trail (頂湖環狀步道) meanders within a beautiful natural environment, the GEO said, adding that it had used permeable materials, instead of impermeable concrete, to resurface the whole trail. Therefore, when it rains, all the water will go down under the trail quickly and there will be no puddles on the trail.

To make the trail accessible for handicapped people, the agency said it had made the trail barrier free, having smoothed out all the rough areas and modified the whole trail into a gently sloping pathway that is easy for everyone to walk on at any time.

A GEO section chief, Huang Ting-zhao, said that after the renovation, the Dinghu circular trail has become a unique trail that can be enjoyed by many more people. At this time of year, the silver grass is blooming, so it’s a good time to experience the renovated trail and enjoy the great natural surroundings the trail provides, he added.

(photo courtesy of Taipei’s Geotechnical Engineering Office)

(photo courtesy of Taipei’s Geotechnical Engineering Office)

(photo courtesy of Taipei’s Geotechnical Engineering Office)