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Dolphins saved - Pattaya decides to keep iconic "landmark" roundabout

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thaiden1    6

Why were these people giving themselves slaps on the back for how well everyone had done to bring in the new regulation for Baht buses. Do any of them ever drive around town to see what is going on. The baht buses are a major contributor to the traffic snarls in Pattaya. They continue to stop where they want to, often blocking traffic. Getting rid of half of them (they are empty anyways) would greatly contribute to less congestion

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champers    2,732

They got the fountains up and running again at Dolphin Circus yesterday morning.

Power to the people!!!

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pattjock    226
On 09/14/2017 at 8:07 AM, johng said:


Well its not over yet...we haven't heard what their plan is yet....maybe the roundabout will just disappear one night while the CCTV is not working like the bronze plaque in Bangkok did.

I hope they keep the roundabout,
paint the proper give way markings on the road, put up very clear signs informing users to stop at give way markings and let traffic already on the roundabout go first..have a contingent of police (or tesakit city worker) enforce roundabout protocol, have a roaming team on motorcycles clearing log jams on surrounding roads at peak times.
If not already installed,install and use smart traffic lights controlled if need be from the control center not Somchai on the corner.
Somehow stop the double decker tour busses entering the city center
and trying to drive into side sois which are too narrow causing chaos.

Its a shame not enough noise was made to stop the Jomtien / Dongtan beach tree massacre...too late for them now.

Totally agree with you. Most cities in Europe have replaced their traffic light crossings with roundabouts resulting in much better traffic flow and less accidents. If all crossings in pattaya and sukhumvit were replaced with roundabouts the traffick flow would improve drastically, provided everyone knew how to use them.

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VocalNeal    1,446
16 hours ago, thaiden1 said:

The baht buses are a major contributor to the traffic snarls in Pattaya.

 

From a tourist/occasional visitor perspective the Baht buses are one of the major  pluses of beachfront Pattaya. They go around in circles and one can hop on and off at any time. One can get all the way from Na Klua all the way to Jomtien with one change? Baht bus going the wrong way? Hop off and get another.

 

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The manic    2,007

Next community campaign...Save WS from town planners, puritans and Christian American sc*m

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The manic    2,007
On 14/09/2017 at 0:16 PM, thaiden1 said:

Why were these people giving themselves slaps on the back for how well everyone had done to bring in the new regulation for Baht buses. Do any of them ever drive around town to see what is going on. The baht buses are a major contributor to the traffic snarls in Pattaya. They continue to stop where they want to, often blocking traffic. Getting rid of half of them (they are empty anyways) would greatly contribute to less congestion

No you are the major contributor to traffic jams in your private car. The Pattaya baht bus system../get on get off /is one of the greatest  public transport systems in the world.

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mok199    607

and yet...30 meters from beloved protected roundabout sits a piece of perfectly useable beach which.( in fact it is one of only 4 pieces of beach along beach rd,that has ''protected swimming''it has been fenced off and  abandoned for over 2 years.as the idea of harvesting sand and transplanting it(while destroying the coral) went completely worng..where is the public outcry....last night after the ''tiffany show''(as every night) the beloved roundabout was clogged with a wall of tour buses,as diesel fumes filled the night air..where is the public outcry..

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thaibeachlovers    9,457
6 hours ago, mok199 said:

and yet...30 meters from beloved protected roundabout sits a piece of perfectly useable beach which.( in fact it is one of only 4 pieces of beach along beach rd,that has ''protected swimming''it has been fenced off and  abandoned for over 2 years.as the idea of harvesting sand and transplanting it(while destroying the coral) went completely worng..where is the public outcry....last night after the ''tiffany show''(as every night) the beloved roundabout was clogged with a wall of tour buses,as diesel fumes filled the night air..where is the public outcry..

Do you expect city hall to care?

If it's not going to make money, it's irrelevant to them in the big chairs.

The experience of tourists is the last thing they care about, if at all. After all, there are millions more suckers that have never been before so don't know what a disaster the place is.

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thaiden1    6
On 9/16/2017 at 5:28 AM, The manic said:

No you are the major contributor to traffic jams in your private car. The Pattaya baht bus system../get on get off /is one of the greatest  public transport systems in the world.

And where do you propose people with private cars park them to use the Baht Bus transport system?

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Media1    84

They should because I can guarantee with my life. 

No Dolphins will swim into Pattaya

Maybe a Dolphinboy 

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Media1    84

Look it's much easier to relieve motorists of cash with controlable lights. The current situation  is a hit and miss scenario. Working in conjunction with City Hall is a win win. They all earn simple.

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