See the latest government announcements, vigorous discussions and media coverage of the proposed 2015 public bicycle project for George Town on our supporting Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/SustainablePenang.
Based on our knowledge and experience of the traffic and street system of George Town, we can only hope that full attention will be given not only to the provision of safe infrastructure to support all cycling in the city but also to call an open discussion of the plans, the figures, the assumptions, and especially the results of independent expert reviews of the proposal at the different key stages.
In this context it also needs to be taken into account that there is a flourishing long established cycle rental business for tourists and others. It is our view that they need to be taken into careful consideration in planning and executing any public bicycle scheme. (The following thanks to Antonio Carranza Jr. at http://www.pusangkalye.net.)
Bicycle rental in George Town Penang
Metro Bike — http://www.metrobike.com.my/
Bicycle Rental : RM20/Bike ( Duration: 24 hours)
Complimentary: Safety Helmet, Safety Jacket, Bicycle Lock & PA insurance.
Bike Rent Center: Tanjung City Marina ( Beside Jetty Bus Terminal- Hainan Town Restaurant )
Operation Hours: 9am-5pm daily
1) Bicycle Model: City Bike – Single Gear ( Suitable to travel within George Town areas)
2) PA Insurance: RM20K insurance coverage on dead and TPD only
3) Security Deposit: RM100/bike or identity card.
HQ: 49, Jalan Tingkat Mayang Pasir
11900 Bayan Lepas Penang. Malaysia.
Hotline: 019- 409 4663
Fax: (604) – 229 6434
The Leaf Bike Rental — http://gtbikerental.blogspot.com
The Leaf Bike Rental provides high quality bicycles including mountain bike, folding bike, tandem bike, city bike and tricycle at affordable and reasonable prices. Each bike rental is inclusive of a bicycle helmet, single headlights and various security measures to ensure that your riding is safe and protected.
RM10 for whole day(unable to overnight)
RM20 for 24 Hours
RM40 1 week
(Prices include: Penang Map, Helmet and High Security Locks.)
24，Weld Quay, 10200 George Town, Penang
+6012 – 4121007 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +6012 – 4121007 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Freedom Leisure Cycle Supply — http://www.penangbicyclerental.com/
Mr. Chew Chun Jin / Ms Tan PF
Lee Jetty, Weld Quay, 10300 Georgetown, Penang. Website.
Bicycle Rental: WeekdayRM12/4hours &RM20 whole day: WeekendRM15/4 hours &RM25 whole day.Chin Seng Leong Bicycle Shop
84, Armenian Street, 10200 Georgtown, Penang. Tel: 012-553-3553.
Bicycle Rental: RM10 for the whole day per bicycle.
We are not saying this is easy. But it is necessary.
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Bio: Educated as an international development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and sustainability activist who has worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change, civil society and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities | See Britton online at https://goo.gl/9CJXTh and @ericbritton