Of late it seems everyone in town is complaining about traffic jams. Only yesterday my neighbor complained that it took her three hours to go and buy shoes at the Worowat Market and return home to Nimmanhaemin Soi 1. The red taxis are trying to keep out of the traffic snarls and make some money taking tourists out of town and who can blame them?
But now the Traffic Police, bless their souls, have come upon a solution , in small print below:
No parking 12 noon to 10 pm on the nigh eternally congested Nimmanhaemin Rd.
So now we have a defacto bicycle-pedestrian-motorbike lane and no delays and no congestion …
Except for the four and more wheeled polluting fossil fuel guzzlers.
When patrolled and the no parking law is enforced by the traffic police the new arrangements work well.
However by 3rd January policing had become sporadic and illegal parking common. What are the police doing ?