Strategic Car Ditching to Avoid Bangkok Traffic

As a Bangkok commuter living in the suburban areas of the city, I find travelling by private car a necessity. Most days travelling to and from work is the main priority, but things get more complicated on the occasions I need to go into the Sukhumvit or Sathorn area of Bangkok.
Whenever possible, I’d suggest using the BTS skytrain or MRT subway lines if it is convient. There are designated parking lots situated at the certain stations like Mochit, Thailand Cultural Center, and Queen Sirikit Center for BTS and MRT passengers. When using these parking lots, remember to stamp your parking cars at your destination station to get the lower parking rate. One word of caution, check the times of operation for these parking lots since most close at 1:00 am. If you have not collected your car, you will have to pay a rediculous overnight fee.

Folding Bike and taking the MRT

This is  a video from a guy who regularly takes the MRT in Singapore with a foldable bike. He has given guidelines to help people who are interesting in commuting with a folding bike on the MRT or similar mass transport system.

Based on your experience level, you can either fold your bike completely and put it in a bag, carry the bike fully collapsed but not in a bag or, as the video shows, you are roll your bike along in a semi-collapse form like a trolley. Here’s a complete blog on how to convert your bike into the 3 modes (bike, trolly, carry).

For a complete breakdown of the 3 different methods of traveling with a folding bike on the MRT, check out this blog.