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[Manit Saba Intharapim]

‘Asoke Intersection’ would soon welcome people for ALL with unprecedented convenience, safety, and equality. (Bangkok City’s Gentrification pilot project)

9 December 2020 “Accessibility Is Freedom” and “Infrastructure Thailand”, as civilian participants, joined with Bangkok Metropolitan Administrator (BMA) spearheaded by its young and visionary spokesman, Khun Earth (Mr. Pongsakorn Kwanmuang). We explored by foots throughout the vibrant Asoke Intersection, the heart and busiest part of this area. The agenda was how to design streets so that people of all ages and physical conditions could make a perfectly safe and convenient crossing. Asoke Intersection has been a place of our movements for many times. So we quite have an insights and practical recommendations to share. Detail what we’ve done plan:

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[Survey] UNIQLO Pattanakarn Store

I went to UNIQLO at Pattanakarn so I also take a look at the surrounding. 1. Accessible toilet: The toilet is good, clean and accords to Thai standard but UNIQLO is a Japanese brand and I hope to see Japanese standard. 2. Building Access: It is accessible. I do not usually see the floor on the inside and outside of the building level. This eliminates the concern for ramps. The inside is a flat ground.

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[Safety] Comparing the Gold, Red and Green Lines

Platform edge doors prevent passengers from falling off the platform edge onto the tracks. In my opinion, it should form a basic feature of all stations. However, while stations on the Gold and Green Lines have this safety component in place, those on the Red Line do not. While this may be due to a different service builder for each of the three lines, it raises the question whether they should all be required to comply with the same standards of the Ministry of Transport, which they are all operating under.

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[Survey] Elevator between MRT Samyan and Samyan Mitrtown

On the survey undertaken on 27 November I found that the elevator between the MRT Samyan ticket office floor and the underpass leading to Samyan Mitrtown Mall is exceptionally small. I’m in my 60cm-wide wheelchair and when in the elevator there was hardly any room left. I doubt that an elevator of this size could possibly serve passengers in electric wheelchairs or with double strollers.

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[360 Survey] An Elevator at Samyan Mitrtown

27 November 2020 We found this elevator not meeting the standard requirements set out by the ministry. It is hard to believe that this has escaped the authority’s attention. I have added buttons in the image as a suggestion. Buttons lined horizontally are the most convenient for everyone.

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Joining the Launch of an Electric-Boat Service on Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

27 November 2020 As a representative of Disability Network, we joined the launch of an electric-boat service on Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem which was presided over by Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning. There are currently seven fully electric boats servicing eleven piers along the five-kilometer route on Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem.

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[Survey and Recommendation] 360-Degree Views of Accessibility of an Electric-Boat Service on Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem and Piers and Where Immediate Attention is Required

A quick recap and an urgent call for improvement to make the new electric-boat service on Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem accessible to all: 1. Footpath >> needs to be widened and to have curb ramps to comply with standards. Obstructions such as poles should be relocated. Connectivity with other transportation modes and to/from major locations needs to be looked at. Park and ride facilities are recommended.

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