On November 7th, 2023, Mr. Ekwaranyu Amrapan, the spokesman for Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, publicly stated that Bangkok has taken steps to improve and install traffic lights for pedestrian crossings with a total of 2,850 locations.
The installation of traffic lights for crosswalks has two modes including pelican crossings which will be installed in lesser pedestrian areas or a road with traffic congestion, and another mode puffin crossings which will be installed in crowded pedestrian areas such as schools or hospitals.
Meanwhile, there is a long-term plan that will improve pedestrian safety by increasing the number of traffic lights over the next 3 years.
Furthermore, in 2024, there are maintenance plans for crosswalks by repainting them with more bright colors and cleaning the crosswalks with high-pressure water.
Bangkok has taken proactive measures to continuously improve the safety of pedestrians. It may seem insignificant but it comes with great benefits, said Ekwaranyu.