30km/h limit for roads with bike lanes

30km/h limit for roads with bike lanes

Vehicles using roads with bike lane can speed at the maximum of 30km/h. (Bangkok Post file photo)
Vehicles using roads with bike lane can speed at the maximum of 30km/h. (Bangkok Post file photo)

Vehicles using roads with bike lanes will face a speed limit at 30 kilometres per hour to ensure the safety of all people, according to the Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB).

Pol Maj Gen Adul Narongsak, deputy chief of the MPB, said all 88 police stations in Bangkok would survey roads in their responsible areas to determine which ones have the potential to add a bicycle lane. The criteria are minor roads with smooth surfaces and relatively low traffic.

Once the bike lanes are added, the MPB will require vehicles using the roads to go at the maximum speed of 30 km/h.

Pol Maj Gen Adul is confident the new rule would not impact road users and the overall traffic flow as the bike lanes would be only on minor roads or some sections. 

Once the bike lanes are in place, the MPB will work with city inspectors to enforce the rule. Violators of the speed limit will face the maximum fine of 1,000 baht.

The speed limits in Thailand are 60km/h in towns and cities, 90 km/h on open roads and 120 km/h on motorways.


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