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Bangkok

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by: Kim Lua, Senior Associate, China, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
Presented at Transforming Transportation 2017

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Bangkok

  1. 1. www.TransformingTransportation.org Bangkok Kim Lua, Senior Associate, China, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Presented at Transforming Transportation 2017
  2. 2. Kim Lua Senior associate WRI China, Sustainable cities and sustainable transport Image: Joan Campderrós-i-Canas/ Flickr
  3. 3. BANGKOK unescap •  Land Area: 1,568 Sq KM •  Registered Population: 5.7 millions •  Total Population : over 10 millions •  Population Density: 3,631 people/Sq KM
  4. 4. BANGKOK ThaiRSC, UNESCAP •  4.9 million registered vehicles in 2012 •  3.1 million registered motorcycles •  Traffic Demand: 12 million trips/day •  Mode Share: –  Private Car :38.1% –  BTS and MRT: 5.8% –  Bus and Water Taxi: 38.1% –  Others (Motorcycle, Motorcycle Taxi, Taxi): 18.9%
  5. 5. PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN BANGKOK
  6. 6. PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN BANGKOK
  7. 7. NON-MOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION IN BANGKOK
  8. 8. NON-MOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION IN BANGKOK
  9. 9. INCREASING RISKS ON ROADS: THE CASE OF THAILAND •  In Bangkok, more than 640 people were killed or seriously injured on roads in 2015 •  Traffic accident is the second leading cause of death for adults in Thailand. Its traffic fatality rate is the highest in Southeast Asia and second highest in the world •  Traffic accidents were estimated to cost US$ 3.5 billion in Thailand in 2004, 2% of total GDP •  73% of all traffic deaths in Thailand are among motorcyclists, while pedestrians and cyclists add another 10%. The vulnerable road users are 83% of crash victims
  10. 10. ROAD DESIGNS
  11. 11. INSPECTIONS ON ASOKE-MONTRI, ASOKE, AND YAOWARAT ROADS
  12. 12. INSPECTIONS ON ASOKE-MONTRI, SILOM, AND YAOWARAT ROADS
  13. 13. Summary of key findings: 1.  Intersection design: large intersections, wide turning radii, free left turns, slip lanes, pedestrian facilities 2.  Pedestrian crossings: location and design of crossings, actual demand for crossing 3.  Signals: cycle time, visibility, pedestrian facilities 4.  Parking: in median, at bus stop or on sidewalk 5.  Speed limit: roads with crossing pedestrians should have speed limit lower than 80 km/h – but design is more important 6.  Midblock crossings: pedestrians crossing several lanes of fast traffic 7.  Sidewalks – missing sidewalks, partially blocked by venders, signs, poles 8.  Signage – small signs, not visible sign, inconsistent signage INSPECTIONS ON ASOKE-MONTRI, ASOKE, AND YAOWARAT ROADS
  14. 14. Corridor 2: Yaowarat road Specific recommendations: Odeon Roundabout U-turn possible for motorcycles Massive u-turning traffic Recommendation: -  Close off possibility of u-turn -  Redirect traffic to other roads if possible
  15. 15. INSPECTIONS ON ASOKE-MONTRI, ASOKE, AND YAOWARAT ROADS
  16. 16. STAKEHOLDERS •  Traffic and Transport Department •  Traffic Police •  District Governments •  Civil Works Department •  Enforcement Department •  Mayor’s Office •  Ministry of Transportation •  Bus Companies •  Local business and residents
  17. 17. SHORT-TERM IMPLEMENTATIONS
  18. 18. CAPITAL IMPLEMENTATIONS
  19. 19. CAPACITY BUILDING •  Working Closely with Local Partners •  Road Safety Calming Measures •  Road Safety Audit and Inspection •  BRT Operation and Safety •  Vision Zero
  20. 20. POLICY •  Institutional Development •  Road Safety Audit and Inspection •  Vision Zero •  Safe System Approach •  Sustainable Development
  21. 21. Thank you! Kim Lua klua@wri.org

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