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Brian’s Vision for Hua Hin: ‘Thailand’s Most Wheelchair-Friendly City’

By Hua Hin Today

 

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Brian’s Vision for Hua Hin: ‘Thailand’s Most Wheelchair-Friendly City’

 

Brian Jensen, or ‘Brian Wheelchair’ as many Hua Hin locals call him, is a staunch advocate for disability access. Apart from personal experience, he has the training and industry background to become Hua Hin’s most able disability access consultant.

 

rian’s profile in Hua Hin is partly due to his eye catching ‘motor-trike’. This is a custom-made hybrid with two modified Yamaha motorcycles and a ramped entry to a platform between the ‘frames’ to anchor his wheelchair.

 

The trike is powered by the motor from one bike with an electric motor on the other side for reverse to give Brian the freedom to explore the countryside and beaches.

 

Full Story: http://www.huahintoday.com/local-news/brians-vision-for-hua-hin-thailands-most-wheelchair-friendly-city/

 
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Apart from what happens on Thai roads, I am not a Thai basher. But you have to wonder at this, found on Sukhumvit just down from Soi 43 only a couple of days ago: genuine photo!wheelchair_access_bangkok.thumb.jpg.9e1e1fe2e027c6ade2297b24e2733da1.jpg

 

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30 minutes ago, todlad said:

Apart from what happens on Thai roads, I am not a Thai basher. But you have to wonder at this, found on Sukhumvit just down from Soi 43 only a couple of days ago: genuine photo!wheelchair_access_bangkok.thumb.jpg.9e1e1fe2e027c6ade2297b24e2733da1.jpg

 

That is a perfectly acceptable set up, please explain to me a wheelchair user what is wrong with it !!

Those are good wheelchair access bollards, go in turn right then turn left to exit.

You say you are not Thai bashing, well mate that is exactly what you are doing.

In future check things out before posting.

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10 minutes ago, colinneil said:

That is a perfectly acceptable set up, please explain to me a wheelchair user what is wrong with it !!

Those are good wheelchair access bollards, go in turn right then turn left to exit.

You say you are not Thai bashing, well mate that is exactly what you are doing.

In future check things out before posting.

You wouldn't get your new, as yet unfunded, 3 wheel modified Toyota down there.

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28 minutes ago, colinneil said:

That is a perfectly acceptable set up, please explain to me a wheelchair user what is wrong with it !!

Those are good wheelchair access bollards, go in turn right then turn left to exit.

You say you are not Thai bashing, well mate that is exactly what you are doing.

In future check things out before posting.

Have you been there? Have you used it? Can you see the tree and the concrete base around the tree? Are you sure the average wheelchair user would easily work their way into that?

By the way, I took that photo. I was there and in my assessment it will cause problems otherwise I would have said nothing.

If you go there and prove me wrong, I will happily apologise and delete my post and photo.

Do you see anything resembling a ramp to help anyone arriving by road... if course, maybe that last was never intended.

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Great, go to Hua Hin for a holiday, get your head kicked in by Thai louts in the night market, and if you're wheel-chair bound as a result of your injuries, then bingo!!!, you're in ‘Thailand’s Most Wheelchair-Friendly City’. Couldn't ask for more than that.

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19 minutes ago, TSF said:

Great, go to Hua Hin for a holiday, get your head kicked in by Thai louts in the night market, and if you're wheel-chair bound as a result of your injuries, then bingo!!!, you're in ‘Thailand’s Most Wheelchair-Friendly City’. Couldn't ask for more than that.

The single incident happened in Hua Hin only once in the last few years. Whilst in Pattaya they happen daily!

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I don't think I've been anywhere in Thailand where it's wheelchair friendly, I can't even imagine how you would cross a road even as I'm fully mobile and it can be quite hairy.

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1 hour ago, todlad said:

Have you been there? Have you used it? Can you see the tree and the concrete base around the tree? Are you sure the average wheelchair user would easily work their way into that?

By the way, I took that photo. I was there and in my assessment it will cause problems otherwise I would have said nothing.

If you go there and prove me wrong, I will happily apologise and delete my post and photo.

Do you see anything resembling a ramp to help anyone arriving by road... if course, maybe that last was never intended.

You have no idea what you are talking about.

The idea of those is to stop motorbikes driving on the footpath.

Why are you going on about trees/ramps?

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8 minutes ago, colinneil said:

You have no idea what you are talking about.

The idea of those is to stop motorbikes driving on the footpath.

Why are you going on about trees/ramps?

This has clearly made you very emotional and you are unable to move away from your own view of what you think you see.

Yes, even this idiot managed to work out why those barriers are there. 

If the rest of my message has flattened you, no matter, just leave it.

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On 6/5/2018 at 10:20 PM, todlad said:

Apart from what happens on Thai roads, I am not a Thai basher. But you have to wonder at this, found on Sukhumvit just down from Soi 43 only a couple of days ago: genuine photo!wheelchair_access_bangkok.thumb.jpg.9e1e1fe2e027c6ade2297b24e2733da1.jpg

 

These things are meant to deter motorbikes from driving on the sidewalks while still allowing wheelchairs access. I wish they had these on every corner because you sure can’t count on the police to keep motorbikes off the sidewalks 

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On 6/6/2018 at 10:54 AM, colinneil said:

That is a perfectly acceptable set up, please explain to me a wheelchair user what is wrong with it !!

Those are good wheelchair access bollards, go in turn right then turn left to exit.

You say you are not Thai bashing, well mate that is exactly what you are doing.

In future check things out before posting.

Except they are wide enough to get a bike through, and hence serve purely as a "wheelchair obstacle", rather than as a "wheelchair friendly motorcycle barrier", which is what they are supposed to be.

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7 hours ago, rwdrwdrwd said:

Except they are wide enough to get a bike through, and hence serve purely as a "wheelchair obstacle", rather than as a "wheelchair friendly motorcycle barrier", which is what they are supposed to be.

Yet again a poster who has absolutely no idea.

They are not obstacles for wheelchairs, but designed to stop motorbikes speeding along the footpath.

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