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Transport Minister opens Pattaya’s new pedestrian bridge

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BANGKOK, 17 May 2019 (NNT) - Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith has presided over the opening ceremony of a Central Pattaya pedestrian bridge outside the Redemptorist Foundation for People With Disabilities, in Chonburi province.

 

Department of Rural Roads Director General Kritchathep Simali and Pattaya City Mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem welcomed the transport minister.

 

The Department of Rural Roads director general reported that his agency had built the Central Pattaya underpass which opened to traffic in August 2017 to alleviate traffic congestion on Sukhumvit Road and promote tourist safety measures in the neighborhood of the Central Pattaya intersection. The department has focused on the promotion of a better quality of life and convenience for the disabled and has built the pedestrian bridge for the disabled above the underpass outside the Redemptorist Foundation. A translucent elevator is provided at the pedestrian bridge for the disabled who no longer need to board a minibus just to cross the road.

 

The 42.78-meter-long pedestrian bridge and translucent elevator is so passers-by can see the disabled using it and help in case of emergency. The elevator has a panel of Braille buttons, a bell, a telephone and a CCTV camera linked with the Central Pattaya control tower. A siren warning system and UPS reserve power system have also been installed at both levels of the bridge. The 14.58 million baht construction of the pedestrian bridge has been completed and it is now open for public use.

 

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Wow, took a long time not quite as long as building the tunnel but almost...I remember there was a dispute about the location of the bridge...hope the UPS and lift systems gets maintained.

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15 minutes ago, Paul Robson said:

The gradient of those ramps you can see look rather steep for wheelchair access ?

need turbo wheelchair!! with 4 wheel drive 

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12 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

// not many disabled people can get anywhere near to this new hi tech bridge.  It's all smoke and mirrors with this planning crowd. 

Ridiculous comment :crying:. They did not put this bridge randomly! but in the area of Father ray Foundation and the big Redemptorist Foundation for People With Disabilities. I always see many of these poor people on wheelchair in this area of Sukhumvit and the nearby Soi Paniad Chiand.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Pattaya46 said:

Ridiculous comment :crying:. They did not put this bridge randomly! but in the area of Father ray Foundation and the big Redemptorist Foundation for People With Disabilities. I always see many of these poor people on wheelchair in this area of Sukhumvit and the nearby Soi Paniad Chiand.

 

 

so why is my comment Ridiculous?  This is one very small location, there are so many others in Pattaya where you can expect to see many more disabled people than in this location, like close to the three hospitals for example. Have you ever seen the many wheel chair users on the soi next to Central Big C, trying to negotiate the traffic with no pavement whatsoever.  How do the disabled get across Beach Road, or Second Road in safety, answer they can't. Your comment shows why this kind of PR planning gets plaudits, from people who just don't get it.  The officials will now sit back on their backsides and say that they have done the job, which they haven't come close to doing, or even plan to do. It's as close to an expensive political PR stunt as you can get.  

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15 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

Have you ever seen the many wheel chair users on the soi next to Central Big C, trying to negotiate the traffic with no pavement whatsoever. 

This Soi is the Soi Paniad Chiang I cited in my previous post. :wink:

And BTW I reacted to your post because it seems to say that this bridge will be nearly useless for wheelchair people. It will not. :smile:

 

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48 minutes ago, Paul Robson said:

The gradient of those ramps you can see look rather steep for wheelchair access ?

I think you will find those are the steps.

There is an elevator on each side of the road

 

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46 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

Oh dear, lack of priorities again.  As far as I can see, all of the pavements are in such disrepair, or don't exist at all, that not many disabled people can get anywhere near to this new hi tech bridge.  It's all smoke and mirrors with this planning crowd. 

But the lawn is well kept, for the photo shoot anyway  :whistling:

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15 minutes ago, Pattaya46 said:

This Soi is the Soi Paniad Chiang I cited in my previous post. :wink:

And BTW I reacted to your post because it seems to say that this bridge will be nearly useless for wheelchair people. It will not. :smile:

 

Not at all, it will of course be useful, my comment was about priorities and the need for  longer term infrastructure planning for the disabled, and incidentally, for everyone else. I would have been a tad more impressed if the opening had been followed by the announcement of a longer term plan. 

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1 hour ago, Pilotman said:

so many others in Pattaya where you can expect to see many more disabled people than in this location,

The ramp into immigration on soi 5 is at an impossible angle.

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