[Bangkok Footpath Review] Accessible, Safe, and High Standard!

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June 4, 2023 The Yellow Line BTS (Skytrain) has started its operation. I saw locals trying it out and having fun, so I decided to give it a try as well. However, I know what I’d like to see. I didn’t have much time, so I couldn’t explore the footpath below Hua Mak Station extensively. Based on my observation, “We have excellent footpaths that are convenient, safe, and of high standards!” — #BangkokActNOW

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The moment that Saba confront with the motorcycle on the sidewalk and the rider was…

There is a rule of thumb on the use of sidewalk and the Governor of Bangkok is trying to implement the law enforcement toward those wrongdoers. The misuse of sidewalk has become a hazardous social problem as we can always see from the mainstream and in real life such as riding a motorcycle on the sidewalk. Seen from higher perspective, this selfish and undisciplined behavior of the driver reflects a problematic system, not just individual level.

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UPDATE! We’d officially informed the Governor of Bangkok and his team to delay a “S-Guard Project”.

S Guard The project will install a new barrier designed purposely to prevent motorcycle driver to proceed on the pedestrian’s footpath, while pedestrian still can be able to pass the barrier. I added my opinion that they’re not solving this problem at the roots, but the consequences. Even if the barrier has successfully been installed, motorcycle drivers still could find another way to drive on the footpath, or even disassemble it. Which would be a seriously criminal offence case.

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“Hold on .. THIS IS WHAT!!” (Footpath survey)

The motorcycle runs on the footpath is the one of our city problem that we see everyday. The problem effecting to either our safety as well as our city outlook. The law has already clear defined but the responsibility and the rule administration are low. I went out to do the survey on the footpath at Soi A-soke(Su-khum-vit 21), it is the business center of Bangkok.

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