Gridlocked: The sad history and frightening future of Bangkok traffic

Gridlocked: The sad history and frightening future of Bangkok traffic – coconutsbangkok.com, January 31, 2013
…Development had gravitated toward the city’s major roads, leaving the sois woefully neglected; car ownership outpaced the rate at which the city could build traffic infrastructure; up to 10 different government agencies (and at least as many private enterprises) oversaw Bangkok’s transport development with little to no coordination.
Transit-bereft “super blocks” developed throughout the city, forcing citizens to spend additional time and money traveling between their houses and Bangkok’s few public transit lines.
Citizens found that the only convenient way to get around was to invest in a car, causing these problems snowball. The government, meanwhile, found itself trapped in constant attempts to play catch-up with the city’s rapidly expanding automobile-owning class…

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