Police urging office workers in BKK to use bikes

July 9th, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Police in Bangkok is campaigning for people in the capital to ride bicycles while commuting instead of using cars and motorcycles.

Pol. Lt. Col. Sonthaya Buapang, the Deputy Superintendent of Lumpini Police Station, reports that not many people are using the bicycle lanes on Sathorn Road, and most of them are construction workers. Initially, officials in Bangkok would like office workers to use the bicycle lanes. However, many of them find it inconvenient carrying bicycles while using the subway or skytrain services.

In addition, Pol. Lt. Col. Sonthaya says people are concerned over their safety, as some taxis have been found to contravene the bicycle lanes. He says the traffic signs for will be made clearer in order to ensure the safety of bicyclists.

Pol. Lt. Col. Sonthaya says he would like to promote the Bangkok’s Bicycle project, as it can help alleviate the traffic situation and lower environmental pollution.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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