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World Car(e)free Day is September 22. How will you celebrate?

TRANSIT has taken note that World Carfree Day is celebrated on 22 September of every year. According to the article below, this is the first time Car free day is being celebrated in Malaysia. Actually, that is not true. Many people have celebrated Car-free day in Malaysia. Some people celebrate Car-free day each & every […]

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Brickfields bus & taxi lane delayed until after Deepavali. Will the new initiatives make a difference?

TRANSIT has taken note of recent plans to build bus & taxi lanes on Jalan Tun Sambanthan in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. Originally we were told that the bus & taxi lanes would be in place by August 20th. However, we have recently learned that the Federal Territories & Urban Wellbeing Ministry will be delaying the […]

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People stay away from pedestrian bridge due to safety concern. TRANSIT: Surprise, surprise.

TRANSIT took note of this article detailing concerns about a pedestrian flyover near the Hang Tuah LRT & Monorail interchange. Apparently the flyover has been occupied by vagrants and is unlit at night – discouraging people from using the flyover and instead, risking their safety crossing the street below. TRANSIT is saddened and disappointed but […]

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MRT Update: Chinatown businesses question MRT land acquisition (Update #14)

TRANSIT has taken note of another burgeoning controversy, highting complaints & protests over land acquisition along Jalan Sultan in “Chinatown”, KL, as part of the Sg. Buloh – Kajang MRT project. We have redesigned our post on this topic to present the most recent articles we have seen so far on this issue. The original […]

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Updates #97

Updates #97 1. Article:  Flaming bus at depot (The Malay Mail, 2 August 2011) – A bus parked at its depot in Segambut unexpectedly burst into flames yesterday afternoon, shortly after the driver had finished his shift. 2. Article: New air-conditioned bus stop opens its door in Zest Point @ Kinrara 9 (The Star, 30 […]

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Melaka tram project to “go legit”?

Some of our readers may have heard of the phrase “to go legit’” (legitimate). One might think that the phrase “to go legit” refers to when criminal concerns (you know, mafia, gangsters, politicians) attempt to exit their life of “crime” and find legitimate ways to earn money. In some cases, to “go legit” actually refers […]

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Why must public transport users make a ‘leap of faith’ all the time?

TRANSIT took note of this article in the NST which discusses the challenges that bus users often face in Malaysia – congestion and unsafe travel. In this specific case, the article is referring to passengers who have to disembark from buses into “live” lanes, avoiding other traffic, motorcycles, etc. The usual reasons are congestion, including […]

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Bus & taxi lanes in Brickfields beginning August 20

TRANSIT took note of this article in the Malay Mail which announces that bus & taxi lanes will be introduced to Jalan Tun Sambanthan in Brickfields as of August 20. This is in response to complaints about increasing congestion and slow driving in Brickfields as a result of the 1-way traffic flow system which was […]

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Dare we make our urban cores car-free?

Today’s NST features an excellent opinion piece which is syndicated from the New York Times on how Europe transforms its cities to accommodate  pedestrian, cyclists and transit at the expense of air-polluting and space-consuming motorists. Enjoy the article after the jump! Across Europe, Irking Drivers Is Urban Policy ZURICH – While U.S. cities are synchronizing […]

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TRANSIT’s prediction comes to life. Sadly, Klang is becoming a “pass-through” town

TRANSIT has always had a soft spot for Klang town, despite what people may think. Aside from the food (different options for different people) and the culture, Klang Town is the nearest thing we can find in the Klang Valley to an “urban” town with heritage and cultural traditions. Certainly there are areas of Kuala […]