By The Nation
Bangkok Governor Pol Gen Aswin Kwanmuang said today (September 9) that it was not within the jurisdiction of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration office (BMA) to allow motorcyclists access to bridges and underpasses, after receiving a request from the ‘Two-wheel transport and motorcyclist freedom’ group on Sunday (September 8).
He said the ban on motorcycles travelling on bridges and underpasses was part of the traffic laws.
However, Aswin said, some bridges currently allow entry of motorcycles such as the Somdet Phra Pinklao bridge, Taksin bridge, and Phra Pok Klao bridge. Related agencies will have to discuss the request, in terms of necessity and safety, before making a decision.
“We won’t ignore the voice of ‘Two-wheel transport and motorcyclist freedom’ group, the suggestion will be forwarded to the Transport department and related agencies," Aswin said.