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    Introduction:

    Bangkok is a major city filled with people and sois, where lots of people

    travel everyday. Thought he city has a few problems for example, the traffic,

    pollution, and the layout. The sois need many aesthetic changes to make it better

    and structural modifications to make it more accessible. To create a better soi I

    investigated on my focus- Sukhumvit soi 11 on Google maps and found a few

    movement issues, that can be solved and need to be solved in order to make a

    safe and more sustainable soi.

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    Bangkok is known for its automobile movement and stranded traffic on

    the negative side. A city is usually made of roads, followed by lanes (sois) and

    further followed by sub-lanes. It is obvious that a soi is expected to be not as

    broad as 4 -lane roads. But, it can be expected for a soi to let pass two vehicles

    adjacent to each other at the same time. In addition to this, it is also fair to expect

    decently spaced sidewalks on both sides of the soi. There can be many more

    addends to this list but ones mentioned above are basic necessities in a soi. Myfocus soi 11 on Sukhumvit road in Bangkok has been designed in contrast to

    the least expectations for a normal soi. Increasing negligence and declining

    responsibilities pose severe threats to the freedom of movement. Analysis of

    problems reveals the contribution of this space sprawl leading to unhealthy

    conditions in the soi. The objective of this article is to find a solution to the

    commonly resulting problems. Particularly, the following paragraphs will deal with

    real life case study in deducing a favorable solution.

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    Soi 11 defies sidewalks as it has already been designed to be narrow; the

    street vendors or shop owners for their displays use up this narrow space. The

    traffic is one big aspect of the movement part of the soi and there are some

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    ways to improve on it. The bike men, who park and stack their bikes, occupying a

    majority of the space on the sidewalks as well as the sois, also use up this

    narrow space. Food vendors set up their mobile seating arrangements on the

    sidewalks completely suspending the continuity of the sidewalks. They make it

    more hazardous by placing their gas cylinders, near electric poles. On the event

    of unforeseen calamity because of this the narrow soi is once again going to be

    stranded due to traffic jam. Because of no proper parking options on the soi the

    prospective visitors or guests park their vehicle near the sidewalks taking up one

    third of the soi-space. This unorganized usage of public space has lead to space

    cramping, chaos, traffic jams and pollution, due to the exceeding usage of gas by

    four-wheelers, vendors, and bike men who keep their exhaust running causing

    air pollution. The sewage tanks built in the middle of the sidewalks need urgentattention as it had been constructed a couple of decades ago. They often give-up

    and overflow the wastes in the middle of the soi that leads to clogging and again

    traffic jams; pollution also follows. All of the above is a list of ways that cause

    Traffic jam in Bangkok. The traffic and movement in Bangkok is affecting some

    families and the city. When many cars are using patrol, and are stuck in traffic

    they release dangerous gasses, which can harm the environment and is not safe

    for us to breath into. People who stay behind the wheel all day after work can

    come home late or get somewhere late. The businessmen stuck in traffic build

    high blood pleasure according to an article I read which causes more stress and

    harms the persons quality of life. People dont enjoy sitting in one place for long

    especially after working they want to come home and relax with friends and

    family. Eventually it could lead to short temper and a few health issues such as

    obesity.

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    Some cities around the world are taking initiative and their governments arethinking of smart solutions for traffic congestion problems. For example Seoul,

    Korea have thought of a few methods to reduce the traffic jams. Firstly they have

    a new system where groceries and goods are delivered by order of the

    consumers (it is shipped and delivered to houses of the buyers) , so that they

    dont need to use any form of transport to create more congestion on the road.

    They are staring a free shuttle bus service to hospitals and other cultural sites. It

    Is helpful to many citizens especially senior citizen who dont need to walk at allbecause the shuttle pick you up from and drop you at the site not at a bus stop

    where you would still have to walk a bit. To help the traffic and the fitness of

    some younger citizens they have also started public bicycles to get around town.

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    There are a few ways to solve the traffic jam in Bangkok now. We have a variety

    of options to elaborate on start using to create less traffic. We can start a bike

    service in every soi. Create strict guidelines for street vendors to not set up stalls

    on the pathways. Start more shuttle bus services free off charge. Create 2 floor

    parking spaces in empty spaces of the sois. Make parking spaces for motorbikes

    and have guards make sure vehicles are switched of when not in use. Make

    people car pool with peers. Make rules to no allow parking on edges of roads.

    Reconstruct a system underground where sewage does not overflow, and make

    sure there are no holes in the ground openings. Conceal the wires and extra

    electric boxes, and keep them away from gas tanks. Make separate roads for

    bikes. Encourage people to use the BTS and MRT and expand on the routes to

    further places. Reduce the production of taxis every year unless needed.Remake pathways and clear out the rubbish by hiring more staff and installing

    rubbish bins to throw litter in. If we use all these solutions listed above we will

    have a cleaner city which will help encourage people to walk in and cycle

    through, also by cycling we can motivate people to exercise. But most

    importantly to get rid of cars parked on the street we need empty land where we

    can store some of these cars and turn their exhaust of. Unfortunately all of these

    installments and facilities need money so the government might have to increase

    the tax for a few a years.

    Bibliography:

    "Cities of Tomorrow." N.p., n.d. Web.

    "Why Bangkok Has One of the World's Worst Traffic Jam Problems." Yahoo Contributor

    Network . N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2014.

    "TRAFFIC CONGESTION." 2013 Clean Air Commute . N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2014.

    "How Traffic Congestion Affects Economic Growth." - Emily Badger . N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar.

    2014.

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    "Seoul City Promoting Creative Ways to Reduce Traffic ,

    ."YouTube . YouTube, 25 May 2013.

    Web. 24 Mar. 2014.

    Date Action Source

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    create actionplan and writedescription of soi

    13/3/14 describe roadand collectimages

    16/3/14 Start writing 1 st paragraph

    "Cities of Tomorrow." N.p., n.d. Web.

    Bangkok Has One of the World's Worst Traffic Jam

    Problems." Yahoo Contributor Network . N.p., n.d.

    Web. 24 Mar. 2014.

    FIC CONGESTION." 2013 Clean Air Commute . N.p.,

    n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2014.

    18/3./4 finish first 2 paragraphs

    "Cities of Tomorrow." N.p., n.d. Web.

    Bangkok Has One of the World's Worst Traffic Jam

    Problems." Yahoo Contributor Network . N.p., n.d.

    Web. 24 Mar. 2014.

    FIC CONGESTION." 2013 Clean Air Commute . N.p.,

    n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2014.

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    20/3/14 finish writing

    everything"Seoul City Promoting Creative Ways to Reduce

    Traffic ,

    ."YouTube .

    YouTube, 25 May 2013. Web. 24 Mar. 2014.