New bike path on Highway 4

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New bike path on Highway 4

Post by V4281051 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:13 am

I have read there is a new bike path on Highway 4..near the Vets University..Can anyone confirm where it goes to..? Have anymore been built..?

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Re: New bike path on Highway 4

Post by Geko » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:17 am

Sofar to Khao Tao but they are extending to Puan Buri

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Re: New bike path on Highway 4

Post by Big Boy » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:47 am

They'd actually gone a fair way past Khao Tao the last time I went that way. When I say past Khao Tao, I'm referring to the Khao Tao turning with the 7-11 on or near the corner. I also noted that they've built a nice little car par where you can park your car before exploring on your bike. Of course, TIT, so the car park will most likely have been turned in to a couple of stalls selling Som Tam and pineapples.
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Re: New bike path on Highway 4

Post by Nick NCFC » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:23 pm

At the moment it's 10km long and stops by a school 5km past Koh Tao, doesn't look like much in the way of any work to extend it at the moment (ride it most days great path). The school it stops at is called Ban nong hoi

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Re: New bike path on Highway 4

Post by Midsman » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:41 pm

Went to one of the garden centres this morning at Khao Tao on Petchakasem Rd and the staff were moving their plants further back. They said it was for the extension of the cycle track towards HH.

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Re: New bike path on Highway 4

Post by STEVE G » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:59 pm

I've just been for a cycle this afternoon and they've now put some parking in at the Hua Hin end, just before the Vetinary university, which is handy for taking the bike by truck.

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Re: New bike path on Highway 4

Post by Geko » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:39 pm

They have also extended the cycle path north from the Veterinary University to the shop house near Soi 91, and are installing shelter and toilet block opposite the 7 Kings Park.

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Re: New bike path on Highway 4

Post by Big Boy » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:28 pm

I've just taken my wife to the noodle shop at the end of Soi 156 (she reckons their noodles are spot on). I was sat with her for about an hour - in that time, rather than sit and watch her eat, I was watching the road and the cycle track beyond. In that time, I saw 1 bicycle and numerous motorcycles using the track, despite all the notices that motorcycles are not permitted. TIT :? .
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Re: New bike path on Highway 4

Post by Pleng » Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:14 pm

Are you sure the sign says that motorcycles are not permitted? I'm not familiar with that particular stretch but all the signs that I have seen along the route say that motorcycles are permitted?

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Re: New bike path on Highway 4

Post by Big Boy » Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:24 pm

The signs I've seen definitely used to say no cars or motorcycles, and they even had traps in place to stop the motorcycles entering (not that a mere trap would stop a determined Thai). I must admit that I haven't looked for a few weeks.

As you go towards Pranburi, there is a short track on the right hand side where motorcycles are permitted.
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Re: New bike path on Highway 4

Post by STEVE G » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:37 pm

I cycled it yesterday and there was the odd motorcycle on there but not enough to cause a problem.

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Re: New bike path on Highway 4

Post by Name Taken » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:43 am

Big Boy wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:28 pm
I've just taken my wife to the noodle shop at the end of Soi 156 (she reckons their noodles are spot on). I was sat with her for about an hour - in that time, rather than sit and watch her eat, I was watching the road and the cycle track beyond. In that time, I saw 1 bicycle and numerous motorcycles using the track, despite all the notices that motorcycles are not permitted. TIT :? .
Well, you know it's part of their culture. :wink:

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Re: New bike path on Highway 4

Post by Big Boy » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:56 am

Yes, I wasn't surprised, but thought I'd mention it. Crossing to the traffic improvement thread, the Mayor was talking about improving safety by introducing cycle lanes. They can introduce what they like here, but it will be abused until they introduce a proper police force who impose real deterrents (I'm jumping onto my soapbox again :oops: ).
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Re: New bike path on Highway 4

Post by HHTel » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:41 pm

Get a bigger soapbox, BB. I'm sure there's quite a few would stand with you.

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Re: New bike path on Highway 4

Post by Nick NCFC » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:12 pm

I cycle it 2-3 times a week usually in a group and yes it has multiple signs on the southern side saying bicycles only no motorcycles (in Thai and English) but not much notice is taken.
The Thai guys that ride with us shout abuse at motorised vehicle users and we have written to the Mayor but nothing makes any difference.
This has resulted in many people now feeling it's safer to ride on the highway than risk the narrow cycle path with its assortment of vehicles, workers and potentially fatal obstacles either side of the path (concrete pointed flower boxes).

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