Effects of Pedestrianisation on the Commercial and Retail Areas: Study in Kha San Road, Bangkok

Pedestrianization of retail areas is a strategy commonly implemented in city centers. It has various impacts on the traffic speed and increases the quality of life for the people living, working and visiting the area of implementation. In addition, it also has an impact on the commercial and retail businesses in the area of implementation. The current study focused on determining the effect of pedestrianization on the retail and commercial businesses of Khao San Road, Bangkok. The results of this study were in line with earlier studies undertaken in various other cities. Qualitative research methods were used in this study and the results showed that business owners reported an increase of sales volume since pedestrianization and all respondents reported a noticeable increase in the livability of the area. The study recommends that the implementing authorities undertake similar projects in retail and commercial areas throughout Bangkok to boost the sales volume and increase the livability of the area.


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  • Accession Number: 01083207
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 2007 1:18PM