Traffic in Penang: Opening statement of Penang Transport Council

In an article entitled Traffic Congestion in Penang, published by the Penang penang transport councilTransport Council on 31 March 2010, we can get an idea of the level of awareness shown by State government of traffic congestion issues and eventual solutions at the time. One important missing piece of the puzzle in their overview is the lack of consideration of land use and related urban planning issues and measures.  Something which is very much in the hands of local government.  Many of these points come up again in the 2013 Transport Master Plan Strategy for the State of Penang.  And as of the date of this posting (13 May 2014)  are still very much unresolved.

Let’s have a closer look at the composition, contributions and independence of the Penang
Transport Council in the weeks ahead. There may be some interesting lessons there.

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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

– – > Click here for full Vision Zero Report of Transportation Alternatives

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Ten Targets for Sustainable Penang: 2013/2014

The goal of this year’s Sustainable Penang Autumn 2013 project is to see if we can use the dialogues maylasia - street art childrenand other contacts in order to define a series of at least ten “transformative actions” that can be planned and carried out over the fifteen months following this first program. With an eye to then reviewing progress, measure by measure, action by action, in a second event to take place in Penang in the opening months of 2015. A sort of open progress report and collaborative reflection for next steps.

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