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#1 kamikaze

Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:51 AM

In a startling flash of originality, Bangkok is launching a rent-a-bike scheme. But will anyone use it?

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#2 Bluecat

Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:55 AM

There are quite a few stands on Sathorn, 2 or 3 on South Sathorn road alone.
It seems people use them since the number of bikes changes on a daily basis, sometimes only one or two are left at the stand.
But I have no idea who is using them and how it works actually.

#3 kamikaze

Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:01 AM

"Pan" is the colloquial verb for "cycle."

I am seeing new stands everywhere now. Today I saw some near Chong Nonsi station.

There's a machine that you buy a card from, but I don't know how it works.

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#4 Stocky

Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:37 AM

I noted them last trip near Chitlom BTS

#5 john

Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:27 AM

The only catch seems to be actually riding the bike in Bangkok traffic.

Here are some details, also available at punpunbikeshare.com, but only in Thai there:


his description:

.. free for the first 15 minutes which is enough to go between two stations. If you go over this time then it is 15 Baht for the first hour. ... It is 20 Baht for three hours, 40 Baht for five hours and 60 Baht for six hours. For one day the rental fee is 100 Baht. The rental fee includes full insurance.

#6 kamikaze

Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:09 AM

In some areas the parked bikes block half the pavement.

#7 Stocky

Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:20 AM

That's standard, just one more obstacle to navigate on Bangkok's crappy pavements.

#8 ironloyalty

Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:52 AM

You gotta to be kidding right? Saw it during my last trip to Bangkok. Lots of potholes on the walkway, and not to mention the number of people were walking on the walkway. The streets were full packed with vehicles. How does one ride the bike in this condition?

#9 kamikaze

Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:24 AM

I have seen people using the bikes on a Sunday in the Grand Palace area.

#10 romanv

Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:40 PM

I use them, but only for cycling around lumpini park. I think its about 10b per hour rental you can register online or at siam square. Not sure id RB prices are right, but I have not really checked my balance i paid 100 baht a couple of months ago and its still good.

Edited by romanv, 20 November 2013 - 04:42 PM.

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