Hi, Ricky. The project team takes public consultations seriously and we recommended that there should be further consultations with communities. Chiang Mai Municipality held more consultations and they modified the original design to meet the concerns of the local communities. The voices of people who live in Chiang Mai are important. So, while there were trade-offs between contributions to green transport and the concerns of local community, we believe that the Chiang Mai Municipality did their best to ensure concerns were addressed. The original design of the area aims to discourage motor vehicle use by raising the road level and give priority to pedestrians (and non-motorized modes), as the cars will have to slow down when approaching the area. However, the people who live around the area feel that they will be negatively impacted by such drastic change. Four consultation sessions were held and the design was modified several times until it satisfied and was accepted by concerned communities. The changes will have less impact in terms of promoting non-motorized modes, but we believe that it is also important to address people’s concerns and take a gradual approach to build understanding of the people about the positive and negative impacts of NMT vis-à-vis car use which is especially challenging in a car-dominated society like Thailand. Experiences from abroad suggest that, by encouraging NMT and discouraging car use in a city area, especially old town area or tourism area, local businesses are boosted as people spent more time in the area and thus spent more money. NMT improvement could even help reinvigorate the neighborhood. This may run in contrast to the current perception of local communities that by discouraging car, it will negatively impact local businesses and this explained resistance to an effort to promote NMT under the project. Public opinion in support of NMT will underpin any success of NMT policies but it will take time to shape public opinion. Many thanks.