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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Getting away with murder on the streets

 In memoriam 2013

Streetsblog: Doing its job year after year in New York City.

Each year our friends over at Streetsblog in New York City publish a heart-rending testimonial to the mayhem that automobiles have wrought over the year on their city’s streets and the cost in terms of lives lost by innocent pedestrians usa ghost bike photoand cyclists. Putting names, faces and human tragedy to what otherwise takes the form of dry numbers, faceless hence quickly forgettable statistics is an important task. We can only encourage responsible citizens and activists in every city on the planet to do the same thing, holding those public officials (and let’s not forget, “public servants”) responsible for what goes on under their direct control.

* * * Who is doing this job in Penang? * * *

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Penang 2014 Traffic Safety Campaign (With Teeth)

Proposal for discussion in Focus Groups – 27 September 2013

Malausia road deaths 2013 - small“If you can’t measure it you can’t manage it”. That is true when it comes to transportation reform as anywhere else.  So in order to reinforce the move toward sustainable transport what should be the one  thing we decide to commit for measure?

Too many too ambitious  targets and we are lost. So let’s simplify and concentrate. What about picking one keystone project to be committed and  implemented by the highest levels of state government and making that a major program supported by a vigorous public information open data program for citizen inspection and confirmation?

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