Needless to say getting around can be a lesson in frustration. Any Bangkok Thai will tell you they rarely walk anywhere. They will joke with you that it is because they are "kee-kee-et" or "lazy" but it likely has more to do with a hot and humid climate so even walking down the street will result in a sweaty brow (and arms and legs and back....) Also, sidewalks in this city often have patches like this.
Many Bangkok Thais don't have a vehicle so taxis are very abundant. But tuk tuks are the most recognizable city transport. Thais use tuk tuks to go short distances within the city. Until about 10 years ago the tuks tuks were a major contributor to air pollution but now all have been converted to propane so you no longer see the puffs of black smoke following them. Prices are negotiated each time and tuk tuk drivers are notorious for scamming tourists with inflated prices. It works to our advantage to know a few Thai words and be able to negotiate the price in Thai numbers. But still, sometimes it can take a pinch of patience and humour when dealing with tuk tuk drivers. Good part is they can sometimes squeeze through traffic or fit down tiny alleys and get you to your destination much faster than a car.
Of course, Bangkok is also a modern city with an efficient sky-train and subway system that transverses much of the city. Again, the main advantage is not the cost savings but the lack of traffic jams. This is a sign from the sky-train reminding passengers to give their seat to those in need. Small children, pregnant women, injured and elderly. The far left symbol is of a monk, in has saffron robe, who deserves the seat not because of physical need but out of respect.