The BMA has instructed all 50 district offices in Bangkok to prevent motorbike drivers from parking on pavements in a bid to clear the areas for pedestrians. Motorcyclists will be directed to park along nearby streets or alleys instead.
BMA Permanent Secretary Ninnart Chalitanont said that a large number of unlicensed motorbike taxis have set up businesses along the pavements in the capital and have consequently blocked pedestrians from passing through which is considered illegal.
The current penalty for parking on the pavement is a fine of up to 5,000 baht.
The BMA has been carrying out a landscape overhaul in Bangkok which includes taking down illegal street signs and removing public telephone booths.