Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Video 9: Minsheng Road at 500%

I suppose that Taipei traffic looks quite daunting to many people when the video plays at normal speed.  When the speed is cranked up to 500% of normal, a video of a scooter ride takes on the appearance of something filmed from the cockpit of an F1 race car. At least that's the way it looks to me.

This video shows Minsheng Road from Yenping North Road to Tunhua North Road. Minsheng is one of Taipei's east-west boulevards, and although it is quite narrow near its start at Huanhe North Road along the Tamsui River, it widens into an eight-lane divided road by the time it reaches Tunhua.

If you can stand to watch video at this speed, you'll see the names of the cross streets appear at the bottom of the screen as they flash by.

The speed of the video has been increased by 500%. I am not riding 5X faster than other people.