Monday, June 24, 2013

Bangkok to celebrate #carfree day

Pattaya Mail: "The BMA has called a meeting with officials from the Traffic and Transportation Department and representatives of the civil sector regarding preparations for the upcoming Bangkok Car Free Day event, which will be held on the occasion of World Car Free Day, September 22. According to the BMA, the purpose of this special occasion is to encourage Bangkok commuters to turn to cycling, walking as well as using public transportation instead of driving personal cars."

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Burma needs more buses

Public transport at heart of city plan for Yangon, says JICA: "“My opinion on the bus transport network in Yangon [is that] there are not enough buses and there’s a need for greater safety for commuters,” he said. “Commuters are complaining daily of the long waits and crowded buses. There are also not enough traffic lights at junctions.”

He said rapid increases in the number of vehicles on the road – as well as infrastructure projects to widen roads, build flyovers and reconfigure intersections – have combined to create huge traffic jams."

'via Blog this'