Credit: Karl Baron

There's one more neighborhood for you to consider moving to. 

BTS Bang Wa. Credit: Karl Baron (Creative Commons)

The privately-funded BTS extension could change the face of the riverside. 

On Jan 20, a large group of wheelchair-bound citizens converged on Bangkok’s Civil Court to file a class-action lawsuit against the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) after it failed to make good on a court order to build elevators at 23 BTS stations by the end of August last year. Here, we talk with IT consultant Manit Intharapim, 49, the Director of the Accessibility is Freedom working group and member of the Transportation for All network, which are the main forces fighting for more accessible transportation. 

It's one wild ride. Illustrations by Panita Thiraphapong

You really don't want some of these places to be part of your commute. 

If you go down to the Sky Walk today, you're sure of a big surprise.

Problems on the line between Siam and Chit Lom mean commuters on the Sukhumvit line are still left stranded. 

By now, we have a rough idea what Bangkok's public transport might look like by 2020. The other big question mark lingers over the introduction of a "common card" covering all transport networks, with the Mangmoom card tentatively set to go on trial this August.

With the new MRT purple line between Khlong Bang Phai-Tao Poon set to open this year, we look at what developments we can realistically expect from public transport by 2020 (fingers crossed).