One of the delights of living in Pattaya compared to Bangkok has always been the better traffic. Alas, with the increased development (around Wong Amat beach in particular), this is coming to an abrupt end. The area along Naklua Road from Soi 12 to Soi 20 (in particular Soi 18) is now at times a car park with buses clogging traffic in both directions.
What are the authorities at City Hall doing about this? So far, a couple of street signs telling people not to park on one side of the road have made no difference (these require policing). The area needs a complete overhaul immediately, and to a non-expert like myself the logical solution is making a system of one-way streets as happens along Beach Road. Some smaller sois also need to be off-limits to buses (which applies to many streets in Pattaya).
I hope changes can be made quickly in order to improve the quality of life of the local residents.
Soi 16, Naklua