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My first time encountering the “Pun Pun Bike Share Program”

Jun 11, 2018

Recently, I’ve been encountering some bike stations near Ruam Rudee and the BTS Asok station. I decided to do some research after taking some pictures of these stations.

So, since 2013, the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority had launched a citizen-friendly bike rental program called “Pun Pun Bicycle Share Program” to encourage citizens to ride bikes instead of other transportations such as cars, buses, or motorcycles. As we all know, use of transportations that consume fossil fuel pollute air, and for Bangkok, it is renowned for its constant traffic situations in most roads.

Although 50 “Pun Pun Bicycle Share Program” stations are found only in certain areas in Bangkok, I have seen quite a few people using these bicycles around my school or home. I think the rental costs are also quite reasonable. You need to first register yourself a membership card (200 BHT for the cost of the card and 100 BHT for the first charge) by completing a application form and showing the staff your Thai ID card or passport. After then, you can re-charge your card anytime. The first 15 minutes of riding the bikes is free, and after then it increases 10 BHT every hour.

I would like to encourage the people around me to give it a try, as some of my friends are very satisfied of the program. It does not only help people to save up their money, but this program offers a great opportunity for us to take a small but impactful action to reduce the severe air pollution in Thailand.

By Rock

Artist, Environmentalist, Minimalist and Mac Enthusiasts lives in my second home, Thailand.

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