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2 hours ago, DrTuner said:

Dunno. They fit in the Camry hybrids. I suppose that could be adapted. Pickups have plenty of space.

Well I might prefer sharing the 2rows with some enclosed batteries....  more so than say LPG tanks. 

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But how will they charge these electric baht buses. No suitable plugs at home. maybe we will be seeing many wires  from power  poles into the vehicles!

i hope they will also remove the horn on these vehicles it would be a great improvement for the sound environment these idiots horn non stop as soon as they see a foreigner  even if he

they come with a 22km long cable.

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On 9/12/2020 at 4:07 PM, kingofthemountain said:

if they want create one all along  they need to turn the street in a one way

traffic

Why not make it another Walking Street?  🙂

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1 hour ago, Leaver said:

Why not make it another Walking Street?  🙂

It could be a good idea

however it will not be easy to control all the small streets

coming on Bukkhao on the 2 sides, plus the hotels, restaurants 

and bars in the area need to receive supplies and customers

most of them come with vehicles, 

An option could be to open for all vehicles in the morning for the supplies

and only for motorbikes in the afternoon and the evening.

still the problem about the enforcement of it, you can not put a policeman

at every small street coming on the 2 sides of Bukkhao

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3 hours ago, kingofthemountain said:

It could be a good idea

however it will not be easy to control all the small streets

coming on Bukkhao on the 2 sides, plus the hotels, restaurants 

and bars in the area need to receive supplies and customers

most of them come with vehicles, 

An option could be to open for all vehicles in the morning for the supplies

and only for motorbikes in the afternoon and the evening.

still the problem about the enforcement of it, you can not put a policeman

at every small street coming on the 2 sides of Bukkhao

as we know motorbikes will ignore one ways as usual, but they should do it anyway

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On 9/12/2020 at 9:07 PM, kingofthemountain said:

The problem is there is no sidewalk at all in the most part of soi Bukkaho

if they want create one all along  they need to turn the street in a one way

traffic, should be possible but the sidewalk will be immediatly invaded and

occupied by the usual suspects, foodcarts, motorbike rental, signs and so on

There are plenty of sidewalks, but the hotels have encroached them and taken them over. Yes, some parts have no sidewalk.

They could easily have put another road through the wasteland nearby, but allowed those new condos to be built. City hall has no clue how to run a city.

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On 9/12/2020 at 9:54 PM, jacko45k said:

Well I might prefer sharing the 2rows with some enclosed batteries....  more so than say LPG tanks. 

Every taxi and tuk tuk in Bkk has LPG tanks. No more dangerous than petrol tank.

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5 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Every taxi and tuk tuk in Bkk has LPG tanks. No more dangerous than petrol tank.

Well we were talking of songtaews which are usually diesel, and I am considering the full conversion not just the tank...  like those that burst into flames here and burn the occupants to cinders. If they were 'no more dangerous' than petrol why do passengers have to disembark when gas minibuses are refilled!

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On 9/14/2020 at 2:27 AM, kingofthemountain said:

It could be a good idea

however it will not be easy to control all the small streets

coming on Bukkhao on the 2 sides, plus the hotels, restaurants 

and bars in the area need to receive supplies and customers

most of them come with vehicles, 

An option could be to open for all vehicles in the morning for the supplies

and only for motorbikes in the afternoon and the evening.

still the problem about the enforcement of it, you can not put a policeman

at every small street coming on the 2 sides of Bukkhao

Take away the Chinese tour groups and Indian men walking up and down Walking Street just looking around and taking photos, and LK Metro would probably have more genuine customers putting their hands in their pockets. 

 

Walking Street was dying before Covid.  Just too expensive now for your average monger from the west.  

 

LK Metro is practically a Walking Street now.  (pre Covid)  They could block off Soi Baukhao from Soi Diana to say just past Tree Town between 6pm and 5am. Bars restocked during the day. 

 

Access still available up the little alleys from Second Road and Third Road.  Baht Buses can still circulate because they can still turn left and right on Soi Baukhao.  

 

It would make it a lot safer in that area as there are a lot of drunk riders / drivers around that area, with a lot of drunk pedestrian traffic.    

 

Of course, the wealthy Thai landlords owning property on Walking Street wouldn't want to see their properties devalued, although it was their ridiculous rents that killed Walking Street in the first place.  

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On 9/12/2020 at 4:07 PM, kingofthemountain said:

The problem is there is no sidewalk at all in the most part of soi Bukkaho

if they want create one all along  they need to turn the street in a one way

traffic, should be possible but the sidewalk will be immediatly invaded and

occupied by the usual suspects, foodcarts, motorbike rental, signs and so on

Including the fruit and veg seller on corner soi 19, he take up any more space he be over the other side of Bukhaow. For the life of me i cannot understand why council lets him get away with it if you ride bike down soi 19 to Bukhaow and turn left you are lookin for traffic coming from your right not motocyc zipping round corner from veggie shop, maybe one day when big accident happen then they do something typical Thailand 

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11 minutes ago, a977 said:

maybe one day when big accident happen then they do something typical Thailand 

And there you have it, Thailand is a reactive society more than a proactive one. Two or three deaths there may get something done.

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On 9/14/2020 at 1:02 PM, jacko45k said:

I am considering the full conversion not just the tank...  like those that burst into flames here and burn the occupants to cinders.

Would save on paying the monks at the temple in the future.  🙂

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2 minutes ago, essox essox said:

depends on size of battery,......!!!

Well on the total capacity required. Also the type of batteries. I might be concerned if they were the Li-Ion type that can burst into flames if slightly damaged.

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3 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

Well on the total capacity required. Also the type of batteries. I might be concerned if they were the Li-Ion type that can burst into flames if slightly damaged.

i am not really bothered I never use the baht taxis !!!!

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