Pattaya Daily News

27 October 2010 :: 14:10:05 pm 44871

New Light-Controlled Crossings Increase Pedestrian Safety

Pattaya has just spent Bt129 million on a new system of traffic light-controlled pedestrian crossings for Pattaya City in order to improve safety and ease traffic congestion.
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Pattaya, 26  October 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: The opening ceremony for the new Bt129 million pedestrian crossings was performed on the Pattaya Beach opposite Pattaya Police Station, headed by Mr. Itthiphol Khunplume (Pattaya Mayor), and supported by a police team of involved  officers, led by Colonel Nutthawut Suwanla-ong (Pattaya Police Superintendent).

As a preliminary to the installation of the new road crossing system, City Hall conducted a survey to ascertain the potential pedestrians usage and also as method of easing traffic congestion.  A total of 42 pedestrian crossing points were installed: 17 on Pattaya Beach Road, 12 on Pattaya-Naklua and 2nd Road, 4 on 3rd Road, 3 on South Pattaya Road and 2 each on North Pattaya, Central Pattaya, and Jomtien Beach Roads. pedestrians can operate the traffic lights which control the system by pressing  the button by themselves, and then waiting up to 20 minutes to cross the road

Mr. Khunplume explained that as this development is new and unfamiliar, Pattaya municipal officials and Pattaya Police will be on hand to assist initially, supported by PR officers.

Reporter : Tanasab   Photo : Tanasab   Category : Community News

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