Question to members of Penang Transport Council reviewing and evaluating SRS master plan documents

Penang girl on bike - covered head

ON CYCLING:

CYCLING: We have been exchanging in our several group fora in support of the Sustainable Penang project thoughts about plans and actions in favor of more, better and safer cycling for all in Penang. And of course by this we mean specifically cycling for day to day transport, cycling for men, women and children getting from their particular A to B in all parts of Penang. (though it will be interesting as well to know of their coverage of leisure and touring cycling, etc.)

So, against this background we respectfully ask the following  . . .

  • How exactly does the 20 volume SRS report treat cycling?
  • How many sections and pages are given over cycling issues?  (And may  e see the Table of Contents for these parts of the report, as promised by the State government on 6 May?)
  • What are the main strategic conclusions and recommendations of the SRS reports for Penang?
  • What is the proposed year by year budget for cycling improvements and support?

Conclusion

In 2016 it is of course impossible to have a “city transport master plan” that does not give full and careful treatment to this important transport mode.

Please PTC reviewers, look carefully and tell us about how this one import transport issue is handled by this RM40 billion plan.  The people of Penang deserve to know.

Thank you.

PS. We do have a few other questions for the Council and above all for the government planning team and their consultants. But we shall take them one at a time.

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Eric Britton
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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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