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Blame the developers for traffic congestion … but not the developers alone.

TRANSIT’s Zul was interviewed in Free Malaysia Today discussing some of the reasons behind the overwhelming traffic congestion that we face on our roads today. Blame the developers for traffic congestion (Free Malaysia Today) Patrick Lee May 20, 2011 Local councils usually left traffic planning to developers who normally don’t have a clue about traffic […]

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Bus-Rapid Transit is coming to KL-town (Update #1)

Update: The first of the “bus lanes will cause congestion” arguments has already appeared! Update: TRANSIT’s letters have appeared in the Malaysian Insider and Star! TRANSIT was told about this interesting article in the Streets-NST describing a plan for dedicated bus lanes along 13 corridors in Kuala Lumpur – bus lanes that would be separated […]

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MRT Update: group wants MRT Sub-line to Kepong

TRANSIT took note of this article detailing a proposal from the Federal Territory Gerakan to build an MRT “sub-line” to Kepong. Apparently the line (as proposed) would start in Bukit Bintang and follow a more northern route through KL and Jinjang before finishing in Kepong. Build MRT sub-line to Kepong, SPAD urged (The Star) Saturday […]

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Updates #82

Updates #82 1. An Electric Trike In The Trunk Makes For The Ultimate Hybrid Eco-Car(Fastcompany.com, 22 April 2011) – The Geely McCar concept (electric or electric hybrid) includes a built-in electrically powered trike (3 wheel scooter) that fits into the space between the driver & passenger seats. [TRANSIT: Now this is an interesting concept – […]

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Can we unlock our cities with transit malls?

TRANSIT took note of this very interesting post from Jarrett Walker of the Human Transit blog describing changes to the existing contra-flow bus lanes in downtown Minneapolis, USA. Walker’s proposal which was implemented in Minneapolis (as part of the Access Minneapolis 10 Year Transport Plan) was to consolidate north-south bus routes on two main streets, […]

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‘Best’ news for Penang commuters?

TRANSIT took note of this creatively headlined article in the Star referring to the approval of the “Bridge Express Shuttle Transit” or “BEST” service which will begin operations on 1 March 2011

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If tearing down an expressway can reduce traffic congestion, what would a few bus lanes do?

The Infrastructurist Blog has a very interesting post on what can happen to traffic congestion when expressways are actually removed – in many cases it just goes away! Huh?! 4 Cases Of How Tearing Down A Highway Can Relieve Traffic Jams (And Save Your City) The post cites examples of the Cheonggycheon highway in Seoul […]

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Updates #48

Updates #48 1. Article: Residents demand authorities probe bus shelter collapse (Streets-NST) – anger over the collapse of a 2year old bus shelter in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, JB. 2. Letter: Put the brakes on errant cabbies with stiff penalties (The Star) – YS Chan from KL comments on the announcement that most complaints to […]

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Updates #44

Updates #44 1. Article: Deputy Transport Minister Lau dies at 68 (The Star) – The Star and other Malaysian media covered the death of Robert Lau Hoi Chew, Sibu MP and Deputy Transport Minister. 2. Post: Penang Hill Railway: Selling the family silver? (Anilnetto.com) – Anil Netto explores reports that the mechanical hardware for the […]

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Do bus lanes worsen congestion?

TRANSIT has taken note of a number of letters complaining about traffic congestion on Jalan Syed Putra. Bus lanes worsen congestion at Syed Putra – (10 March 2010) Improve system or abolish bus lanes – (16 March 2010) Both writers claim that peak hour congestion on Jalan Syed Putra is worsened by the presence of […]