A civic group has come up with an ambitious plan — to make Bangkok pavements walkable. People who have experienced walking on Bangkok pavements will surely agree with my use of the term "ambitious".
I learned about this plan, put forward by the Urban Design and Development Centre (UDDC), a new agency under Chulalongkorn University's architecture faculty, at a recent workshop. The plan is supported by the Health Foundation.
We began the workshop by discussing why city dwellers dislike walking. Each participant wasted no time in identifying the numerous problems with our footpaths.
Admit it. Bangkok sees itself as a world class tourist city, but unlike Paris or London, we do not have landmark walking streets.
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Published: 19 Dec 2014 at 06.00
Newspaper section: NewsWriter: Ploenpote Atthakor
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