TRANSIT was invited to speak at the Iskandar Malaysia Sustainable Metropolis Conference on 12-13 December 2011
Brochure: PnC Conference Brochure (Final version)
Presentation: Iskandar Malaysia Sustainable Metropolis Conference 2011
We wonder what else can be done to encourage active transportation. How about intermodal transport encouraged by bus-mounted bicycle racks such as the Sport Works transit collection.
Not to mention, the advantage of having a cycle-sharing program:
Here are the top reasons to add transit racks.
4 replies on “TRANSIT at the Iskandar Malaysia Sustainable Metropolis Conference 12-13 December 2011”
Great. Transit to speak in the public. As usual, speak your mind out for the public’s benefit
post it already?
Should cycling be adopted to solve the problem of last mile connectivity of public transport on a grand scale, the focus would be on bike parking facilities at stops and stations and as mentioned, bike sharing, simply because each bus or train carriage can only accommodate fewer than a handful of bikes. A rack of two or three on a 70-seater bus barely amounts to 3-4% of the passengers. In addition, loading and unloading on external bike racks increases the time a bus spends dwelling at stops, negating the efforts of improving ticketing and station design to reduce dwell time.
Bike parking facilities should be promoted in commercial and public areas a stone’s throw away from stops and stations to increase foot traffic in these areas to aid businesses in the areas.
We will bring this up to the people at IRDA. They are likely to have the opportunity to start building a community that is friendly to alternative & active transport from the start.
Regards, Moaz for TRANSIT