Richshaws along norodom

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Richshaws along norodom

Post by cautious colin » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:49 pm

Does anyone know the actual reason for the Indian style tuktuks not being allowed along norodom between independence monument and wat Phnom?

Is it to cause more congestion on smaller roads and such as 51 and Riverside

Or just for shits n giggles
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Re: Richshaws along norodom

Post by angkorjohn2 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:03 pm

To ensure that more big SUVs can clog up norodom is the reason.
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Re: Richshaws along norodom

Post by fax » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:10 pm

It’s all tuktuks not only Indian ones.
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Re: Richshaws along norodom

Post by clutchcargo » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:11 pm

A friend took one of these recently and the driver didn't know about this rule. They got pulled over by the cops and my friend had to pay a $5 fine. Go figure.. :facepalm:
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Re: Richshaws along norodom

Post by fax » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:14 pm

clutchcargo wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:11 pm
the driver didn't know about this rule.
Then he didn’t look at the traffic signs on Norodom clearly indicating that they’re banned.
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Re: Richshaws along norodom

Post by cautious colin » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:48 pm

fax wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:10 pm
It’s all tuktuks not only Indian ones.
Ive never seen a normal one get pulled over, only ever the Indian ones.

Point still stands though that it just increases congestion elsewhere, sisowath quay, 19, 51 & 63 all smaller roads.

And yet cyclos are still allowed :facepalm:
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Re: Richshaws along norodom

Post by John Bingham » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:03 pm

It's been like that as long as I can remember.
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Re: Richshaws along norodom

Post by Brody » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:48 pm

cautious colin wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:48 pm
Point still stands though that it just increases congestion elsewhere, sisowath quay, 19, 51 & 63 all smaller roads.
As does AJ2's point
angkorjohn2 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:03 pm
To ensure that more big SUVs can clog up norodom is the reason.
Oh and here's a visual representation of how much Khmer nouveau riche care about the congestion on smaller streets:

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Re: Richshaws along norodom

Post by Spigzy » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:44 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:03 pm
It's been like that as long as I can remember.
You've been here longer than the ban on tuk-tuks on Norodom. Time to get that memory checked! :hattip:

They should just ban the damn things nationwide, along with the remorques and anything that is a motorbike that takes up the space of a small car/van.

I either drive a stupidly large SUV and they're hopelessly slow and in the way, or I'm riding a motorbike and they block up the invisible "moto-lane" with their equally abject driving.

What to do with all the suddenly unemployed tuk-tuk drivers? Put them to work widening roads, building a not so royal national rail infrastructure or building an energy grid. #SpigzyForPM
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Re: Richshaws along norodom

Post by frizzie77 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:59 pm

I know about this ban which was introduced about 10 years ago, but although the signs are still there I was not aware of this still being enforced.
I see Indian style tuktuks driving on Norodom all day.

BTW, if I remember correctly these ban signs only depict the traditional style tuktuk, not the Indian ones, or have they been adapted?
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