Deputy Pattaya mayor Manote Nongyai invited Walking Street businesses operators led by Naris Petcharat to a meeting at city hall to discuss the drafting of a new set of rules and regulations to help the community keep peace and order so that business and the way of life can go forward for the benefit of all concerned.
Points discussed included:
The participants also discussed vehicle parking on Walking Street. It was suggested that parking be divided into odd days and even days for both sides of the road. Double parking is strictly prohibited. The delegates were divided in that some of them wanted to allow parking on both sides of the street. Pattaya City will take the suggestions into consideration before making a final decision.
It was also suggested that sign boards of the shops be affixed flat onto their buildings and not allowed to jut out onto the street. More discussions on this point will be held.
Regarding motorcycle taxis, it was suggested that during the walking street hours the motorbike stands must move from the top of the soi nearest to Walking Street to the end of the soi nearest to the parallel road.
The meeting decided to meet again to iron out the differences before the final decision is made for the rules and regulations to be implemented on Oct.1, 2022.