42 more bike lanes planned nationwide

42 more bike lanes planned nationwide

A cycling enthusiast is trying a new bicycle lane along a highway in Mukdahan province. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
A cycling enthusiast is trying a new bicycle lane along a highway in Mukdahan province. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

The Rural Roads Department is planning an additional 42 bicycle lanes across the country, including a 185-kilometre route from Pathum Thani to Chai Nat province.

Moving toward its goal of 99 projects nationwide to promote cycling and tourism, the department has 24 new bicycle lanes under construction and already has completed 33, director-general Daroon Saengchai said Monday.

Future projects include a 185km lane from the Rangsit campus of Thammasat University in Pathum Thani province to the Chao Phraya dam in Chai Nat.

Other planned projects include a 14.4km route from Ban Khlong Khon village of Muang district in Samut Songkhram province to Ban Laem district in Phetchaburi province, and a 10.5km route in Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province, Mr Daroon said.

Currently under construction are tracks of 2.3-9.5 kilometres long each in Kamphaeng Phet, Surat Thani and Ranong provinces.

The new lanes will add to the nearly three dozen existing projects already built along the sea in Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces, one along a bypass in Hang Dong and San Pa Tong districts of Chiang Mai province, another on Buddha Sakhon Road in Krathum Baen district of Samut Sakhon province, and two in Khuan Khanun district of Phatthalung and in Nonthaburi province.


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