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36 minutes ago, phantomfiddler said:

Pattaya has the best and cheapest public transportation system I have ever encountered, a few seconds wait and off you go for a minimal price. As ehs818 stated, the only significant problem was caused by the excessive number of tour buses. Without them no improvement is necessary, and the only way that people would use a monorail would be if all Baht buses were removed from the system, a grave mistake in my opinion 😞

    It's great if you are on the baht bus line--not great if you are in one of the many locations not served, like the Pratamnak sois--or Cosy Beach, Wong Amat, etc.  If they do the monorail, the baht bus routes need to be re-worked to cover areas not covered now (should be done anyway) and they would serve to transport passengers to the monorail line, as well as to other areas the monorail does not serve.  

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On 5/22/2020 at 12:24 PM, jacko45k said:

Pattaya needs something to take the cars off the streets. 

Won't make any difference. Bkk's roads are as congested now as before the Skytrain. Thais like to drive in their own car, not sit in public transport if they can afford to.

 

I don't know what sort of monorail they are intending to build or where, but I can guarantee they will make everyone miserable for years while building it, and it'll probably be many times as expensive as needed, for the usual reason.

 

In an ideal world they'd build the skytrain from Bkk to the port serving Kho Chang. Plenty of people along that route to make it viable.

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8 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

I can guarantee they will make everyone miserable for years while building it,

They will surely not start until the misery from the drainage project is completed. 

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4 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

They will surely not start until the misery from the drainage project is completed. 

Surely the misery itself is ongoing project?

Whenever new drainage pipework has been laid in previous years, the misery hasn't usually disappeared for an entire year.

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4 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Won't make any difference. Bkk's roads are as congested now as before the Skytrain. Thais like to drive in their own car, not sit in public transport if they can afford to.

 

I don't know what sort of monorail they are intending to build or where, but I can guarantee they will make everyone miserable for years while building it, and it'll probably be many times as expensive as needed, for the usual reason.

 

In an ideal world they'd build the skytrain from Bkk to the port serving Kho Chang. Plenty of people along that route to make it viable.

Maybe Bangkok is a victim of the Braess' paradox - the observation that adding one or more roads to a road network can slow down overall traffic flow through it.

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Bellow, map shown last year for the TRAM project.

Do they still really want a MONORAIL project ?

 

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On 5/21/2020 at 7:19 PM, johng said:

Pattaya already has an efficient public transport system,Baht busses,motorcycle taxis and meter taxis who wont use the meter..the "city authorities" would be better off directing time and energy to getting the meters working.

Meter taxis in Pattay may not be proftable. I think. Mono rail is a great idea. One thing they must do is not allow tour buses enter the city. Let them park some where on Sukimvit road and enter the city using baht taxis. Also, they need to do something about the polluttion caused by those baht taxis. May be some kind of transit elevated bus. They should consult chinese and ask China to fund it with a loan. CHina has the technology. They would be happy to sell it. 

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From what I've read:

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Pattaya deputy mayor Manote Nongyai said yesterday while Pattaya has a wealth of potential for economic development, it has been plagued with traffic problems caused by rapid urban growth
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For the future development of Pattaya, it is necessary to reduce the use of private cars  ...

Just replace "rapid urban growth" and "private cars" with "Zero Baht Tour Buses" and the actual problem is correctly described. 

 

The tour-buses wreck Pattaya traffic on 2nd road, near many intersections, all the way down to Jomtien - as well as other areas/intersections.  Ban those, and ONLY then, this might do some good. 

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