Adelaide into the Eighties. Part I: Background & Objectives

This is the first of a series of three articles given over to commenting on the life and usefulness of a report commissioned by the Director General of Transport in South Australia in 1979, entitled Adelaide into the Eighties: Strategies & Directions for Transport Policy in South Australia. The following article by Dr. Derek Scrafton, the […]

Twelve Principles for Healthy and Sustainable Places

In support of project underway of United Nations University’s Global Health Institute COHABIT – Design with nature. Human and ecosystem health stand centre stage in good place design. If it is good for our small planet, we are well on the way to healthy and sustainable places, and sustainable lives. Sustainability and sharing is a […]

ADELAIDE, PENANG, FORTY YEARS LATER

In 1979 we carried out a strategic policy study with the Director General of Transport of South Australia, under the title”Adelaide into the Eighties: Strategies and Directions for Transport Policy. Here you have a copy of the cover of the final report written back in 1980, but in which you will surely see many parallels […]

New Mobility Agenda needed for Penang

(The following article appeared on 6 February 2016  in the Penang social justice blog anilnetto.com . The original is available here  .) Our guest contributor is Eric Britton, a sustainable transport expert who visited Penang a couple of years ago. He says, “The priority is not to further expand supply of inefficiently used infrastructure, but rather […]

Bicycle Helmet discussions warm up in Sustainable Penang WhatsApp forum

4 Feb. 2016. https://web.whatsapp.com/-Sustainable Penang 11:31. Lim Thean-heng (LTH, Site initiator). Shares a picture of Mayor Enrique Peñalosa of Bogotá on a bike. 11:59. Britton (EB): To draw your attention to one small detail in the photo of Mayor Enrique Peñalosa of Bogotá on a bike. He is an everyday city cyclist, and like the vast […]

Sustainable Penang/New Mobility Agenda Publications

For those of you who do not know it, we do have a “publication arm” that works rather effectively, a collaborative blog which we set up in 2013 during my first visit to Penang, under the title Sustainable Penang: Toward a New Mobility Agenda. It is freely available at https://sustainablepenangagenda.wordpress.com/.  A section of the home […]

Other useful Sustainable Penang references

MISSION: Sustainable Penang: Toward a New Mobility Agenda homepage – https://sustainablepenang.wordpress.com/the-mission/ PUBLIC ENQUIRY/Brainstorming report of Nov. 2013 – https://goo.gl/0BgurW FACEBOOK-http://www.facebook.com/SustainablePenang TWITTER – https://twitter.com/SustainPenang LINKEDIN – https://www.linkedin.com/groups/5084715 #BETTER PENANG at http://www.betterpg.com/ S/P PUBLIC LIBRARY at https://goo.gl/gJTJZD CIVIL SOCIETY IN Penang (Draft for review) – http://wp.me/p3GVVk-om ONLINE 24/7 Open Town Hall Meeting (Vol. 1, 2) – https://goo.gl/DdWumT COMMENTS/QUESTIONS: penang@ecoplan.org. Skype – […]

On the Sustainable Penang 24/7 Citizen Forum and the divergence of ideas

Dear Friends and members of this open public forum, We are now getting into the true nitty-gritty fundamentals here and I would not like to leave this behind us too quickly.  The disagreements are creative and as far as I am concerned a critical part of the reason we are here.  Here are a few […]

World City Cycling Forum on Facebook Tops 400 Members for First Time

World Streets, Paris. 27 January 2016 Set up as a dedicated independent group platform in April 2007, the World City Cycling Forum of World Streets has grown slowly over these nearly nine years, and just this week for the first time passed the 400 member threshold, with today exactly 411 signed in members from all […]

Penang Road Safety Plan 2014 – 2020: 2015 results

The following report on road safety in Penang was posted on 24 January 2016 on our joint WhatsApp Sustainable Penang  site by Prof. Dr. Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah, Professor in Transport Studies at the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He was Director-General of the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) between 2008 […]

Penang Archives: A “STEP” Towards Sustainable Transport

This excellent independent analysis was prepared for the Sustainable Transport Environment in Penang (STEP) program by Mr. Ganesh Rasagam, Acting Chief Executive Officer, DCT Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. in Penang back in 1998, almost 20 years ago. Here you find selected extracts which we find to be particularly timely, the full text being available from http://goo.gl/dgYEv2 .  We […]

Sustainable Penang: Additional “background information reports” needed to support 2016 Master Plan rethink

For the working purpose of this collaborate rethinking of transport policy and planning in Penang, we have now placed on line the first six main volumes that constitute the bedrock of the 2012/13 Halcrow Consultants series – which you will now find at https://goo.gl/veBcIh. But the reports also refer in various places to six additional documents […]

On O-Bahns and Penang (Let’s keep government out of the technology business)

O-Bahn at station in Adelaide On Thursday my esteemed colleague Mr. Loh Lim Lin Lee posted a note and a question to our WhatsApp Sustainable Penang forum on the topic of an O-Bahn as a possibly attractive transportation option for Penang. He wrote: I am a huge fan of the O-Bahn in Adelaide. Extra-long buses […]

Seventeen plus 1 reasons why I am prudently optimistic about the Sustainability Transition for 2016-2020

Shortlist of Transformative Realities and Trends One of the great recompenses of having watched the sustainable transportation and related technology developments evolve over the course of several decades, is that if one takes the time to step back and scan the evidence for pattern breaks, one can readily spot a certain number of fundamental structural changes, quite a […]

Penang Institute comments the Penang Transport Master Plan

Penang Institute welcomes this opportunity to provide comment on the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) proposals which have recently been shared with us. We hope that the following comments are taken in the spirit intended and we welcome an opportunity to discuss the issues raised further. We commend the State for taking a bold and […]