10830finally some positive changes in Bangkok?
- Apr 3, 2008Hi all. For those of you who know Bangkok and its
singular love for cars and decades-long reluctance to
accept, till very recently, that public transit should
be surface and take away space from the cars, imagine
my shock at seeing this headline on the front page of
a leading paper: Condo parking lot ban sought in bid
to ease traffic. Yes, Bangkok Metropolitan
Administration wants to prevent condos for providing
parking if they are located close to public transit.
Wha, ya mean the cars are the problem? ;-)
In Bangkok, they are also finally actually working on
constructing the BRT, which will be interesting with
streets already filled with concrete posts to support
the many flyovers.
Far from carfree, but when Bangkok does anything
right, or even vaguely on track, I have to be
(I'll spare you the bad news about Dhaka in this
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