Chiang Mai has launched an over 20 million baht project building a new bicycle route between the Huay Tung-Tao lake area and the Chiang Mai International Conference Center.
Developers have said that it will be the safest bicycle lane in Chiang Mai district, with the well-known and beautiful Doi Suthep as scenic background to the route.
Cyclists can either enjoy a relaxing time at the Huay Tung-Tao lake or view the beauty of Lanna style architecture at the Chiang Mai International Conference Center.
The route itself will be approximately 5 kilometers in length and run alongside the 700th year Chiang Mai Anniversary road (also known locally as Canal Road and Highway 121). The bicycle route will consist of two separate lanes, one for cyclists and the other for runners. The route will be completely separated from the road used by automobiles and motorbikes. Special pylons have been installed to deter motorbikes from accessing the route.
The 5 kilometer cycling route is expected to be completed and open for use around mid June 2015.
In addition to this route, Chiang Mai Municipality also plans to build another four cycling lanes in and around Chiang Mai:
- 13.5 km cycling route around Chiang Mai’s old city moat road.
- 9.7 km cycling route from Wiang Kum Kam to Saraphi district.
- 18 km cycling route connecting World Horticulture Park (Royal Flora Ratchapruek), Pha That Doi Kam and Chiang Mai Night Safari.
- 4.5 km cycling route around the Huay Tung-Tao lake.
The Director of TAT (Chiang Mai branch), Mr. Wisoot Buachoom, confirmed that his office will be working together with the Chiang Mai Municipality Office on all five of the cycling route projects.
Original Thai Article Posted by อาคม on OK Nation
Photos courtesy of Pap Sinthunava
Eilif Thorkildsen says
3 years ago, my son and I «from Norway» , was bicycling along Mekong River, and after a short stop in a small Villiage a woman driving motorbike handed over a bottle of water to each of us, smiling, and then disappered….very friendly people in Thailand