Discussions and Views on proposed Public Bicycle System for George Town, Malaysia

See the latest government announcements, vigorous discussions and media coverage of the proposed 2015 public bicycle project for George Town on our supporting Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/SustainablePenang.

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Based on our knowledge and experience of the traffic and street system of George Town, we can only hope that full attention will be given not only to the provision of safe infrastructure to support all cycling in the city but also to call an open discussion of the plans, the figures, the assumptions, and especially the results of independent expert reviews of the proposal at the different key stages.


Bicycle rental in George Town Penang

In this context it also needs to  be taken into account that there is a flourishing long established cycle rental business for tourists and others. It is our view that they need to be taken into careful consideration in planning and executing any public bicycle scheme. (The following thanks to  Antonio Carranza Jr. at  http://www.pusangkalye.net.)

Metro Bike — http://www.metrobike.com.my/

Metro Bike is a unique, eco-friendly bicycle tour company in Penang that provides quality bike rentals. Whether you take in our quality bike rentals, or organize a company biking event with Metro Bike, you are guaranteed to have a good time!  We are a locally owned, independent and green company. We believe that the best, healthiest and most exciting way to see Georgetown is from the saddle of one of our well maintained, comfortable and safe bicycles. 

Bicycle Rental : RM20/Bike ( Duration: 24 hours)
Complimentary: Safety Helmet, Safety Jacket, Bicycle Lock & PA insurance.
Bike Rent Center: Tanjung City Marina ( Beside Jetty Bus Terminal- Hainan Town Restaurant )
Operation Hours: 9am-5pm daily

1) Bicycle Model: City Bike – Single Gear ( Suitable to travel within George Town areas)
2) PA Insurance: RM20K insurance coverage on dead and TPD only
3) Security Deposit: RM100/bike or identity card.

Metro Bike 
HQ: 49, Jalan Tingkat Mayang Pasir
11900 Bayan Lepas Penang. Malaysia.
Hotline: 019- 409 4663
Fax: (604) – 229 6434

Email: support@metrobike.com.my

The Leaf Bike Rental http://gtbikerental.blogspot.com

The Leaf Bike Rental provides high quality bicycles including mountain bike, folding bike, tandem bike, city bike and tricycle at affordable and reasonable prices.   Each bike rental is inclusive of a bicycle helmet, single headlights and various security measures to ensure that your riding is safe and protected.


RM10 for whole day(unable to overnight)
RM20 for 24 Hours
RM40 1 week
(Prices include: Penang Map, Helmet and High Security Locks.)

OPEN: 9am-7pm
24,Weld Quay, 10200 George Town, Penang
+6012 – 4121007 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +6012 – 4121007 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Freedom Leisure Cycle Supplyhttp://www.penangbicyclerental.com/

Provides bicycle rental services in Georgetown, Penang. We rent and sell all types of unique bicycles, including classic bike, folding bike, twin/tandem bike, Japan postman bicycle and family bicycle. We sell Japan recon bicycles and provide free Georgetown map too.

Mr. Chew Chun Jin / Ms Tan PF

(M)016-4529848 / 016-4837229
There are also other small bike rental shops such as, Penang Cycle Bay
Lee Jetty, Weld Quay, 10300 Georgetown, Penang. Website.
Bicycle Rental: WeekdayRM12/4hours &RM20 whole day: WeekendRM15/4 hours &RM25 whole day.Chin Seng Leong Bicycle Shop
84, Armenian Street, 10200 George town, Penang. Tel: 012-553-3553.
Bicycle Rental: RM10 for the whole day per bicycle.

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We are not saying this is easy. But it is necessary.

With hundreds  of public bike projects in operation now in cities around the world, there is no reason to repeat the (many) mistakes of the past.

If you look to the pages of WorldStreets you will find more than one hundred fifty  salient articles from excellent sources on the topic of City Cycling at https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/city-cycling/, which we can strongly recommend to the attention to anyone who has a public bicycle or other major cycling project under consideration.

And if you were looking for a single source to test your ideas that might be



Eric Britton
13, rue Pasteur. Courbevoie 92400 France

Bio: Founding editor of World Streets (1988), Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher, occasional consultant, and sustainability activist who has observed, learned, taught and worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. In the autumn of 2019, he committed his remaining life work to the challenges of aggressively countering climate change and specifically greenhouse gas emissions emanating from the mobility sector. He is not worried about running out of work. Further background and updates: @ericbritton | http://bit.ly/2Ti8LsX | #fekbritton | https://twitter.com/ericbritton | and | https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericbritton/ Contact: climate@newmobility.org) | +336 508 80787 (Also WhatApp) | Skype: newmobility.)

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