No way to one way, says Chiang Mai residents

 | Mon 31 May 2021 15:52 ICT

Last week we posted an opinion piece where the author asked the people of Chiang Mai to give the municipality a chance when it came to the one way experiment down Ratdamnoen Road.

This week, amidst growing outcry, the municipality has decided to end their experiment, all road signs and lines to be returned to previous condition. The experiment, as initially announced, was to end on the 31st of this month – today – but amidst much protest, authorities ended it two days early.

All of the temporary road lines will be covered up and all 600 barriers along the 1.1km stretch of the road removed, said a representative of the municipality.

As of today, there will be clear signs up indicating which sides of the road to park on on odd or even days. The municipality said that it will, however, continue to improve on the traffic lights and signage on the road, which has now reverted to being two ways.