I remember sitting in this madness for four hours one day ....
Bangkok rushhour traffic slowing down
October 10, 2012 6:07 pm
Average vehicle speeds in Bangkok decreased from 19 kilometres per hour last year to 18kph this year during morning rush hours and from 24kph to 23kph during evening rush hours, the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) reported Wednesday.
As a result of the slowdown, OTP director Chula Sukmanop said the agency would propose a model of different working hours for officers at the Commission for Management of Land Traffic's meeting next week to alleviate traffic jams. The plan, which would involve asking private schools and companies to cooperate by changing their working hours (possibly by starting at 7.30am-8.30am or 8.30am-9.30am), could start as a pilot project in the Kiak Kai and Samsen areas, Chula said. The office would also discuss with police the possibility of moving Uturn points or bus stops on Paholyothin, Phetchaburi and Phetchakasem roads to reduce traffic jams, he added.
In Bangkok families will eat dinner and watch portable TVs as they inch their way forward.
It ain't fucking brain surgery, give out bungs at elections by allowing anyone to buy a cheap car through tax breaks = more cars. More cars is definitely gonna bring more congestion. It is just fucking moronic. Really. Just fucking nonsense.
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So they shift a few people's start and finish by half an hour to an hour and if that makes any difference whatsoever it'll simply extend the rush hour. Clever. They should have done the skytrain properly. They're that good at forward thinking it's amazing they have alarm clocks for the next morning.
I guess we all have our own concepts of what constitutes quality of life. Driving an hour in traffic to achieve 3 kilometers isn't on my list.
Urban planning: Can't keep up in the best and brightest of populations in the best of times. Once it's failed it's really failed. What can they do, bulldoze all those shops on both sides of the streets? Too late Charlie. And Vietnam as one of many models, the better the economy the more folks want a car. Before long the only way to be on the other side of the street is to be born there.
The BTS is riduculously under utilised.
A large part of the reason why so many people drive to work is that in rush hours now the BTS is a miserable experience. People often have to let two or three trains go by before they can get onto one, and even then they are crammed in like sardines. Longer more frequent trains would make the BTS a better alternative and consequently relieve the traffic congestion.
That rather obvious solution is not going to happen in my lifetime.
Oh right. Is that one of those 'That's what she said last night' lines?
If so, well done, but you messed it up.