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Not Easy to find parking near Pattaya Beach

Not Easy to find parking near Pattaya Beach

Mayor Mr. Poramase Ngampiches has explained why tourists cannot park on the right side of Pattaya Beach during a recent city council meeting.

The issue was raised by Mr. Suparerk Chomphunuch, a Pattaya City Council member for District 1. He said he had received complaints from tourists who were unable to find parking near Pattaya Beach. He suggested that the city allow tourists to park on the beachside, especially on weekends and public holidays. He also urged the mayor to address complaints alleging that rental vehicle operators are occupying the left side of Beach Road with their rental cars, which causes traffic congestion.

In response, Mayor Poramase stated that parking on the beachside is illegal under traffic laws. However, he said the city has designated some areas on the beachside for parking, which can accommodate up to 90 cars.

The mayor also said the city is working to address the problem of rental car companies taking up parking spaces on the left side of the beach. He said the city will likely issue a new regulation to collect parking fees on public roads. The pilot program will likely target Beach Road, the mayor said, adding it aimed to prevent rental car companies from occupying all the parking spaces for themselves.

Mayor Poramase reiterated that the city cannot allow tourists to park on the beachside unless it is in designated areas. He also said he understands the concerns of beach umbrella and massage operators, who cited a decline in sales, but he said the city must follow the law.

credit TPN

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