• Bhawat Chaichannawatik Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasem Bundit University, 1761 Soi Pattanakarn 37, Pattanakarn Road, Suanluang, Bangkok 10250, Thailand
  • Usanee Raha Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ramkhamheang University, 282 Ramkhamhaeng Road, Hua Mak, Bang Kapi, Bangkok 10240, Thailand


Elevated Bike Lane, Elevated Cycle Path, Sky Lane, Sustainable Transportation.


This paper shows suggestions to develop the elevated cycle path in Bangkok, Thailand. Previous bicycle-related studies in Thailand as well as various completed and successful sky lane projects from other megacities were reviewed. Subsequently, difficulties and potentials to promote bicycle usage in Thailand were identified and grouped into eight key issues consisting of 1) Weather conditions, 2) Number of cyclists, 3) Unsafe conditions, 4) Standard and Regulations, 5) Thai peoples’ undesirable values, 6) Bicycle facilities, 7) Limitation of the project area and Connectivity to local business, and 8) Economically feasible but not in finance. Furthermore, while the introduction of elevated bike lane projects in Bangkok will alleviate some problems, it will exacerbate financial difficulties. Finally, some policy-related recommendations for the development of elevated cycle paths in Thailand were introduced.


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