The next Bangkok Car Free Day is scheduled to take place on Sunday 18th September 2011. The purpose of the event is to create public awareness of pollution caused by cars and buses and to encourage people to use bicycles as an alternative form of transport.
Spread around the city there will be nine meeting places. Cyclists can choose any of them as their starting point. Registration takes place between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Each group will then head towards the King Rama V Statue at the Royal Plaza where they will meet at 8 a.m. to sing the National Anthem. From there every group will cycle together towards Sanam Luang where the opening ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m. Then at 9 a.m. the cyclists will take part in a parade towards Thammasat University. In the afternoon, cyclists will be able to visit bicycle shops and exhibitions and take part in fun activities. At 2 p.m. there will be a panel discussion on cycling issues at Thammasat University Conference Hall.
Starting Point 1: King Rama V Statue
Starting Point 2: Sukhumwit route from Benjasiri Park next to Emporium
Starting Point 3: Petchkasem route from The Mall Tha Phra
Starting Point 4: Lad Prao route from Rajamangala Stadium (Huamark Stadium)
Starting Point 5: Rama II route from Thonburirom Park
Starting Point 6: Phaholyothin route from Pratu Krungthep Market
Starting Point 7: Phutthamonthon route from Uttayarn Road
Starting Point 8: TOT Chaeng Watthana Road Laksi
Starting Point 9: Ramintra Rd. Km.8 World Bike
You can register your starting point online at: http://www.thaicycling.com/node/102 If you register in advance you will receive a free t-shirt on the day.
Map showing the starting points, in green, around Bangkok:
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