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'Bike Un Ai Rak' road closures announced

Riders pedal past the City Hall display prepared for Sunday's 'Bike Un Ai Rak' event. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)

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The city police on Thursday revealed their traffic management plan for the "Bike Un Ai Rak" cycling event on Sunday, involving the temporary closure of 25 main roads in Bangkok.

Among the roads that will be closed during the event are Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue, Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue, Ratchadamnoen Nai Avenue, Charoen Krung Road and Suk Sawat Road, said police.

As such, cyclists who plan to bring their own bicycles to the event are advised to opt for the train, BTS skytrain and/or the MRT, police said.

For those who really have to travel by car, a total of 76 carparks with a combined capacity of 20,760 cars will be prepared near the nine registration spots.

The BMTA will provide free bus services on 15 routes between 7am and 9pm on Sunday to ferry the participants to and from the event.

Meanwhile, the Transport Ministry said that those who must travel by boat will be provided with free ferry services from Tha Chang and Wang Lang piers from 6am to 9pm on Sunday.

Furthermore, the department plans to work with the operator of the Chao Phraya Express Boat service to provide additional boat shuttle services for cyclists from Than Nam Non pier in Nonthaburi to Wat Rat Singkhon pier in Bangkok from 9am until 7pm, he said.

Six special trains will be operated to help transport participating cyclists into inner Bangkok from the provinces for the event.

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