Just over a week ago, news surfaced about City Hall’s plan to remove over 4,000 old public telephone booths around Bangkok as part of the city’s clean-up campaign.
But TOT seems to have come up with a more creative approach to that, turning the unwanted booths into makeshift “Bike Repair Stations.”
Marked with a noticeable white bike sign above the booth, they come equipped with a full set of basic bike repair tools including tire pumps, adjustable and hex wrenches, screwdrivers, bike hangers, as well as a 12-volt USB port for charging battery equipment or your phone.
There are currently five of these booths around Thailand (four in Ayutthaya and one in front of TOT head office on Chaeng Wattana Road) but the plan is to launch 20 stations around the country by the end of the year. They also aim to install Wi-Fi in the booths in the near future.
Running on solar power, every booth is open 24 hours a day and can be used entirely for free.