Pattaya beach to provide more parking areas

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Pattaya beach is to provide more parking areas by temporarily decreasing bus stops areas along Pattaya Beach Road.

A meeting yesterday was held at Pattaya City Hall and was led by the Pattaya City Deputy Mayor Ronnakit Ekkasing.

The meeting has concluded that there are in total 17 bus stops on the beach road. They will have to decrease each bus stop parking area from 30 meters down to 15 meters.

More parking areas will be available on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Deputy Mayor Ronnakit said this is only temporary for one year while they are seeking long term solutions to resolve parking problems.

Officials are also discussing with hotel operators nearby to provide parking areas with proper parking fees.

Officials have ruled out parking directly next to the beach for the whole length of Beach Road, stating there are too many concerns with traffic and potential for accidents or disputes.

The request for more parking spots has come from both beach chair vendors and Thai people who stated lack of parking as a primary reason for not visiting Pattaya Beach more often.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.