BANGKOK — While continuously voted to be the world’s top destination for tourists for 4 consecutive years, Bangkok ranked 102 out of 140 best cities to live in 2014.
As the only city in Thailand that people can elect their own Governor, Bangkok should be a role model of participatory local governance.
That was the non-profit research institute “Thailand Future Foundation” said when they revealed their new study about the City of God on Friday.
Here are 10 facts they believed can stimulate residents to push for changes against Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA).
1. There are 37 units working toward the city’s traffic in the world’s ranked 8th traffic jam city.
While Ministry of Transport directed the routes of BTS Skytrains, operating concessions was given to private investors by BMA.
BMA Built and maintain all traffic lights, but it was practically controlled by traffic police.
The recommended speed for biking in the city = 16 km/hr = the average speed of the car driving in the main road during Bangkok’s morning
36% of travel time for Bangkokians is wasted unmoving
2. We highly invested in the less used transports.