Car-free Day: Silom Road to close

Car-free Day: Silom Road to close

Silom Road will be closed to traffic till 6am tomorrow as part of the annual Bangkok Car Free Day events

To mark the occasion, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has joined hands with 87 organisations to promote the use of public transport and bicycles via various activities today.

Among them is a bicycle parade that is expected to be attended by more than 20,000 people.

The parade will start from Sanam Luang at around 8am before heading to Silom Road via Rajdamnoen Avenue, Royal Plaza, Si Ayutthaya Road and Rajprarop Road.

For more traffic information, call 1197.

The BMA and its allies have recognised the need for Bangkok residents and motorists to cut down on the use of cars.

Statistics show there are now more than 8.55 million cars in Bangkok.

The BMA Traffic and Transport Department has found that traffic flows at an average speed of just 26km/h on Bangkok's main roads.

It is estimated that Bangkok motorists spend a total of Bt126 million on petrol each day.

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