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Offline thaiga

Bangkok Car Free Sundays
« on: September 10, 2012, 02:48:06 PM »
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There is a growing trend in Bangkok for people to get on their bicycle and to cycle around the city. It is safer and more enjoyable than you may think. There are more cycle lanes now and we are also starting to see restaurants with bicycle racks. I think it is much the same story around the world. Since the late 1990′s, many cities around the world have been organizing annual Car Free Days. The official day is now 22nd September. Thailand has been taking part for just over five years now.



In Bangkok, there is a Facebook group that organizes monthly cycle rides around the city under the name “Bangkok Car Free Sunday”. Each time they take you to a different part of the city to explore. Yesterday’s event was attended by several hundred cyclists. Other times it might be less than fifty. It is free to join and you don’t have to be young or physically fit. Their next big event is for International Car Free Sunday. In Bangkok, and elsewhere in Thailand, they will be organizing events for Sunday 23rd September 2012. If you have a bike, leave your car at home and join this event.
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Bangkok Car Free Sundays
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012, 04:39:06 PM »
In Korat, around the opening of SUT and Worldtech in 1995, there were bicycle lanes drawn on the streets around Yamo as well. But the authorities must have forgotten to explain to the public that the lines didn't mark parking space. They were absolutely unusable! There were no cops walking around cashing in on the cars parking on and blocking them. I guess they weren't told either! :-[

There have even been car-free days in Korat, even reported about on this forum

http://koratfart.com/new%28s%29-to-korat-town-andor-this-forum/korat%27s-car-free-day-2009/
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Offline thaiga

Re: Bangkok Car Free Sundays
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012, 05:04:56 PM »
guess i'm a long term tourist ha!ha!  i get by as well and anyone who thinks he's perfect well yes, thinks

still better than being a long time idiot :salute
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Bangkok Car Free Sundays
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012, 05:13:38 PM »
 :lol :lol :lol

The comments on that thread were from a time when this was still an open forum, when you could use another nick for each post. Obviously some had used that to display their intelligence or lack thereof: If you don't become Thai you can only be a tourist, there is nothing in between like the resident expat.
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Offline thaiga

Re: Bangkok Car Free Sundays
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2012, 01:26:12 PM »
If you take your bicycle on the Skytrain today, both you & your bike travel free!



Don't forget to get on your bicycle today to celebrate CarFreeDay in Thailand





Route for 10,000 cyclists: Leave Royal Plaza at 8:30am, Ratchadamnoen to Sanam Luang, up to Si Ayutthaya, Phaya Thai, Rama 4 & Lumpini.

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