In preparation for the inauguration ceremony and celebrations for the 14th president and vice president of Taiwan on May 20, services at four YouBike rental stations near the Presidential Office Building will be temporarily suspended starting at 10:00 PM on May 19.
President Tsai Ing-wen and Vice President Chen Chien-jen are set to be sworn in at 9:00 AM on May 20. The inauguration banquet will be held at the Taipei Marriott Hotel later in the evening.
The affected YouBike rental stations are:
1. University of Taipei: 10 PM (May 19) – 1 PM (May 20)
2. MRT NTU Hospital Station: 6:30 AM (May 20) – 1 PM (May 20)
3. National Library: 9 AM (May 20) – 1 PM (May 20)
4. MRT Xiaonanmen Station: 9 AM (May 20) – 1 PM (May 20)
The Department of Transportation also reminds members of the public who plan to attend the presidential inauguration to take public transportation to avoid likely traffic jams.
The presidential and vice-presidential inauguration of Tsai Ing-wen and Chen Chien-jen is set to attract a record number of foreign guests with nearly 700 dignitaries from 59 countries expected to attend, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Presidential Office website will live stream the inauguration.
Source: Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government