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I love Bangkok. The first time I set foot there it reminded me of the food stall scene in BladeRunner. This will just exagerate that by creating a 2 tiered BK. The street stalls, the life, the crazys will al be at street level. The rest can simply walk over it all!






BMA's Super Skywalk will make Bangkok pedestrian friendly

By Mayuree Sukyingcharoenwong

The Nation

Published on February 24, 2011 <br class="clear-all">

Pedestrians in the capital will be able to enjoy greater convenience and safety now that Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has promised to spend Bt15 billion on building the Super Skywalk System, a 50-kilometre clutter-free elevated walking space.

The construction is scheduled for completion in four years.


"It will help Bangkok residents move around more easily in crowded areas," Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribratra said yesterday.


Since the skywalk will be covered, pedestrians will not have to worry about sun or rain, and close-circuit television and adequate lighting will also ensure safety. As the walkway will be linked to the mass transit system, such as the BTS and the subway, Sukhumbhand hopes people would be encouraged to leave their cars at home.


He explained that the first phase of the walkway would cover 16km and construction would begin next month at a budget of Bt5.2 billion. The walkway will go down Sukhumvit Road, starting at Soi Nana and ending at Soi Bearing. This phase will also include some parts of Phya Thai, Ramkhamhaeng and Wong Wien Yai.


The second phase will be 32km long and cover Ratchadamri, Silom, Sathorn, Phetchaburi, Ramkhamhaeng, Ekamai, Thonglor, Phaholyothin, Thon Buri and the Bang Wa areas.


BMA said the Super Skywalk System would be an integrated project that addresses the needs of pedestrians on a long-term basis.


Space for pedestrians is the only issue that has not been seriously addressed to meet the growing density of buildings in the past decade. "During the past 10 years, walking areas have covered just a kilometre and half," Sukhumbhand said.


The Super Skywalk project is part Sukhumbhand's "Krungthep Gao-na" campaign.





There are only two types of people in the world, those who can extrapolate from incomplete data......

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