Perhaps when the bicycle was invented almost two centuries ago its creator was unaware of the potential impact the two-wheeler would have on the planet.
But these days, millions of people in cities around the world believe the bicycle is a great answer to environmental problems. Often cited success stories include Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Bogota (Colombia), Curitiba (Brazil) and Montreal (Canada).
But is Thailand's capital following suit? Maybe. Maybe not. It should be noted that making Bangkok bike-friendly is a policy peddled by one of the candidates in the upcoming election for Bangkok's next governor.