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johng    2,986

Yes the traffic did get worse after central opened
and I think it will be worse still when T21 opens.....I hope they have incorporated a very very big parking lot to cope with all the weekend Bangkokians.

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BEVUP    274

Yep just get used to it

Happened here up in Korat. They put it at a main intersection 

Ok if your coming down the main street & going left, but then if your coming the other way & having to turn right, it's a nightmare. There are 2 lanes for turning right & I use the one on the left so you are then confronted with the people on the inside right lane trying to cut across after just getting through the lights not giving a crap

No idea of planning

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johng    2,986

The entry and exit to "central" parking lot here in Pattaya is poorly thought out too,although a bit restricted by the long narrow plot of land.

They have "reserved" the whole 2nd floor parking for the 5 * hotel...why not reserve the top floor...ohh maybe because it can take an hour to get out of the carpark from the top floor and those hotel guests might not be too impressed.

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johng    2,986
Pattaya traffic is always crazy at weekends with the Thai tourists so simple solution, do not drive into Pattaya at weekends - and never on a long weekend !

:lol: I try not to !
but .....
"she who must be obeyed"
only gets Sundays off from work,
on days off she likes to shuffle money from her bank accounts around and around :rolleyes:
"Central" is the only place that has almost all banks in one place and also open at weekends.

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xminator    414

Guess its time Google drove its map car trough Pattaya and Jomtien again. 5 years is a long time in a place like Pattaya

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newnative    1,037
22 minutes ago, xminator said:

Guess its time Google drove its map car trough Pattaya and Jomtien again. 5 years is a long time in a place like Pattaya

So right--amazing how it has changed in those years, and continues to change rapidly.  And, this despite all those many postings proclaiming the city has died or is dying. 

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thaibeachlovers    8,964
Just now, newnative said:

So right--amazing how it has changed in those years, and continues to change rapidly.  And, this despite all those many postings proclaiming the city has died or is dying. 

The dead and dying postings are about the nightlife, not the city per se, and they are correct. Night life isn't even half as good as it used to be, and the authorities are seeking to drive a stake through the heart of whatever is left.

Meantime, because nothing is being done to restrict the number of vehicles on completely inadequate roads, or clear bottlenecks like parked cars etc, Pattaya is indeed becoming traffic hell.

I suggest taking an extended holiday when T 21 opens. At least till the promotions are over.

When Festival opened in Chiang Mai, there were queues out the door for the restaurants because of the specials, and they probably mostly came by private car. At least in C M they build all the people intensive new places on the superhighways, which are really excellent.

Guess the people building in Pattaya don't give a rat's bottom about the infrastructure, as long as they make a few zillion baht.

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balo    5,386

I live in Naklua but I am optimistic, yes traffic will be bad but I have lived in Bangkok so I think it will work out better than you might think. Anyway I can walk to T21 in 10 minutes or so, looking forward to it.

 

 

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impulse    11,504
5 hours ago, johng said:

I hope they have incorporated a very very big parking lot to cope with all the weekend Bangkokians.

 

Gotta say, I don't know anybody that leaves BKK on weekends to go shopping, or to find yet another franchise restaurant or food court like we have in dozens of malls on the MRT and BTS.  When I go to Jomtien for the weekend, about the only stores I visit are the TESCO or BigC to stock up the hotel fridge, or 7-11 because I forgot to pack something.

 

 

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