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    Transport Minister opens Pattaya’s new pedestrian bridge

    BANGKOK, 17 May 2019 (NNT) - Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith has presided over the opening ceremony of a Central Pattaya pedestrian bridge outside the Redemptorist Foundation for People With Disabilities, in Chonburi province.


    Department of Rural Roads Director General Kritchathep Simali and Pattaya City Mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem welcomed the transport minister.


    The Department of Rural Roads director general reported that his agency had built the Central Pattaya underpass which opened to traffic in August 2017 to alleviate traffic congestion on Sukhumvit Road and promote tourist safety measures in the neighborhood of the Central Pattaya intersection. The department has focused on the promotion of a better quality of life and convenience for the disabled and has built the pedestrian bridge for the disabled above the underpass outside the Redemptorist Foundation. A translucent elevator is provided at the pedestrian bridge for the disabled who no longer need to board a minibus just to cross the road.


    The 42.78-meter-long pedestrian bridge and translucent elevator is so passers-by can see the disabled using it and help in case of emergency. The elevator has a panel of Braille buttons, a bell, a telephone and a CCTV camera linked with the Central Pattaya control tower. A siren warning system and UPS reserve power system have also been installed at both levels of the bridge. The 14.58 million baht construction of the pedestrian bridge has been completed and it is now open for public use.


    National News Bureau Of Thailand

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    The 42.78-meter-long pedestrian bridge and translucent elevator is so passers-by can see the disabled using it and help in case of emergency. The elevator has a panel of Braille buttons, a bell, a telephone and a CCTV camera linked with the Central Pattaya control tower. A siren warning system and UPS reserve power system have also been installed at both levels of the bridge.




    but the gormless fxckers still cant work out how to operate a pedestrian crossing satisfactorily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post



    but the gormless fxckers still cant work out how to operate a pedestrian crossing satisfactorily.
    I think they've worked out that they press the button, the little man goes green, they walk into the road and some dumbass somchai will come roaring through the red light driving a bus way in excess of the speed limit, so why bother?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Transport Minister opens Pattaya’s new pedestrian bridge
    Fortunately he took the time to come and get the job done.
    I can't imagine how this would have ended had he not made himself available..

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    some dumbass somchai will come roaring through the red light driving a bus way in excess of the speed limit, so why bother?

    At least in this instance the buses will need wings to smack into them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    and some dumbass somchai will come roaring through the red light driving a bus way in excess of the speed limit
    overtaking the stoppe traffic at the crossing

    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    A translucent elevator is provided
    does it fit a food cart ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I think they've worked out that they press the button, the little man goes green, they walk into the road and some dumbass somchai will come roaring through the red light driving a bus way in excess of the speed limit, so why bother?
    They should set up automated posts at crosswalks, they raise when the man goes green...Cheaper than building pedestrians bridge .. Somchai might be surprised but hey I guess he would learn quickly after the first wreck.

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