With no foreign tourists, there’s not much need to restrict Pattaya Walking Street only to walkers, businesses on the dimmed nightlife strip argued in a letter to city hall.
Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome met Aug. 6 with Naris Petchrat, President of the Pattaya Walking Street Business Association, and business owners about a proposed extension of a July rule allowing vehicles on what is technically still part of Beach Road after dark.
Business owners noted foot traffic is very low and many bars and pubs remain closed. So, restaurants, tailor shops and small shops want cars to be allowed on Walking Street. They suggested allowing parking in front of closed entertainment venues. (PCPR)