New York looks at Vision Zero. What about Penang?

New York City’s goal to reduce fatalities by half by 2030 is historic by American standards. Already the safest large U.S. city for traffic fatalities, achieving this goal would save over one hundred lives a year and make a significant impact on the city’s overall health and safety.

USA NYC bike in trraffic - credit NBC New York

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Bicycling to Solve Traffic Congestion in Penang

Bicycling within a Comprehensive Transport Plan,
to Solving Traffic Congestion

Dr Lim Mah Hui, Address to MPPP Council Meeting, October 25, 2013

malaysia penang  cycle picWe must start to draw up a bicycle strategy, policy and plan and this must be integrated into town planning. It should be coherent, not piece-meal and ad hoc. It must be bottom-up and not just top-down, i.e., the bicyclists must be intimately involved in the planning. The plan must include a budget

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The Weekly Carnage (An initiative for Penang)

USA NYC taxi accidentStreetsblog in New York City does an excellent job of providing a regular  Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs of New York City. This is a great idea for Penang. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please click to About the Weekly Carnage. (You can be sure that the Streetsblog team will help you in building your own site and reporting system. See below for details.)

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Meet Streetmix, Where You Can Design Your Own Street in Penang

Do you have the feeling that your street could be a lot better if it were designed for people and safe mobility instead of primarily for moving and parked cars? Suppose the entire width of the street, sidewalks, gutters and provision for parked and moving vehicles is, say, xx meters. And if you wanted to see what it could  look like if there were more provision for safe walking, cycling, street furniture, trees and greenery, transit shelters, priority public transport, lane dividers,  turn lanes, and yes, parked and moving vehicles, then have a look at Streetmix (the Website Where You Can Design Your Own Street in Penang).

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