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Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Bt9.6m bicycle lane ends up as roadside parking space

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Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Bt9.6m bicycle lane ends up as roadside parking space

By The Nation

 

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A Bt9.6-million, 2.9-kilometre-long bicycle lane along the beach in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Mueang district has ended up as parking space for vehicles, with police saying nothing can be done about it.
 

Following complaints from local residents that they could not ride in the bike lane, Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan police station chief Pol Colonel Chayinthorn Sukhonthorn on Tuesday said no action could be taken against motorists who parked in the lane.

 

He explained that the provincial public works and town planning office had built the bike lane without cooperating with the local administration to issue any law or regulation for its usage, so police could not act against motorists that parked there.

 

The lane was allocated for cyclists from the beach road in front of Wing 5 Air Command to the Bang Nang Rom Bridge.

 

Chayinthorn said he would hold a meeting with other government agencies concerned to discuss what should be done about the bike lane.

 

Sutthiporn Thiangtham, mayor of Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan municipality, said the municipality had not taken over the bike lane from the public works office even though the construction work had been completed six months ago.

 

Parts of the lane’s surface have also been damaged by vehicles, the mayor added.

 

Aran Chanton, acting chief of the Prachuap Khiri Khan Public Works and Town and Planning Office, said the bike-lane project could not yet be handed over to the local administration because the office was currently in the process of defending the project with the Office of the Auditor-General.

 

Aran said the agency had questioned the project’s worthiness after it turned out that it had not been used by cyclists but was mostly being used as parking space by motorists.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30357519

 

 
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typical answer*nothing can be done about it* how about putting up a NO PARKING sign idiot, then clampimg them

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 it had not been used by cyclists but was mostly being used as parking space by motorists..... read --  it could not be used by cyclists as it was being used as parking space by motorists.
Surely though a few cyclists with hammers could solve this problem. 

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Put metal posts on both side of the lane with spacing enough for a bike

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 absolutely the same thing happened in my area of bangkok around 5 years ago, there is a cycle lane but there is absolutely no chance of a cyclist being able to use it due to parked cars. it's a joke. to be honest without a shift in road users behaviour bangkok is not a safe or sensible place to promote cycling, it is simply too dangerous.

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43 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

 

A Bt9.6-million, 2.9-kilometre-long bicycle lane along the beach in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Mueang district has ended up as parking space for vehicles, with police saying nothing can be done about it.

 

Of course something can he done .. They just need the right enforcer's .. 

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Uncle Somchai's factory probably made a killing on blue paint and those bicycle lane signposts. And that's the important thing.

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I love how they're like "the project isn't worthy because cyclists don't use it.  The fact that they don't because they can't because cars are parked there is irrelevant."

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Are thai’s dropped on their head at birth? The things I read on here on daily basis are unreal. Can’t use the other bike lane in Hau Hin either, due to motor bikes & sidecars zooming up and down all day every day. What’s wrong with these clowns!! 

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3 hours ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Bt9.6m bicycle lane ends up as roadside parking space

The incompetent administrative processes in Thailand will ensure it remains a third world country. Nepotism and cronyism will guarantee that. The fact they haven't got a clue what their doing doesn't help.

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9.6m baht. What a waste of money. 

How much do they waste on painting the white stripes on pedestrian crossings? 

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4 hours ago, OZJAY said:

Are thai’s dropped on their head at birth? The things I read on here on daily basis are unreal. Can’t use the other bike lane in Hau Hin either, due to motor bikes & sidecars zooming up and down all day every day. What’s wrong with these clowns!! 

HAHAHAHA!!!!  You appear to be a new member, and yes we all wonder the same thing. I got fed up with all the insanity a few years back, moved to Mexico, then moved right back. The insanity is its charm compared to other places.

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11 hours ago, OZJAY said:

Are thai’s dropped on their head at birth? The things I read on here on daily basis are unreal. Can’t use the other bike lane in Hau Hin either, due to motor bikes & sidecars zooming up and down all day every day. What’s wrong with these clowns!! 

Same shit in Udon-Thani.10 million bath spent..for vendors and carparking mostly...sad when no planing and thinking ahead is used.

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