8928Re: Car free day in Bangkok- who can ride and who cannot?
- Aug 3, 2005Carlos,
actually we still have this scheme in which cars are licensed for use
either all day or only during off-peak hours and weekends. The
licence plates are colour-coded to reflect this.
However, off-peak cars are not completely barred from use during peak
hours. One only need to pay a "licence" for peak-hour use for the
day. It's basically "pay when you need to". This options saves a
substantial amount of money in terms of taxes.
For the full details, you could look at
Anyway, I certainly agree that addressing the public transport issue
must come first.
ps. that's my name above, all of it, not just "Eu". :)
--- In email@example.com, "Carlos F. Pardo"
> Plate restriction is an interesting measure, and the actual Bogotá
> has worked better than previous ones in México, Santiago de Chile,etc.
> These last two implemented a scheme as the one you describe forSingapore,
> but the problem was that the solution that citizens found was tobuy an
> additional car with the odd or pair plate that they were "missing".The
> Bogotá example complicated things a little more, since this time itwas not
> an even-odd scheme but rather a rotating number scheme. Also, Bogotáthis would
> arranged the restriction for peak hours (not the entire day), and
> not justify buying a second car.actually is a
> In Bangkok, this could be mentioned as well to officials, it
> good idea. However, I think solving the public transport supplyproblem
> comes first, so people can then stop using their cars.
> Thanks for your support and attention,
> Carlos F. Pardo
> Project Coordinator
> GTZ Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)
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