CYCLING: We have been exchanging in our several group fora in support of the Sustainable Penang project thoughts about plans and actions in favor of more, better and safer cycling for all in Penang. And of course by this we mean specifically cycling for day to day transport, cycling for men, women and children getting from their particular A to B in all parts of Penang. (though it will be interesting as well to know of their coverage of leisure and touring cycling, etc.)
So, against this background we respectfully ask the following . . .
- How exactly does the 20 volume SRS report treat cycling?
- How many sections and pages are given over cycling issues? (And may e see the Table of Contents for these parts of the report, as promised by the State government on 6 May?)
- What are the main strategic conclusions and recommendations of the SRS reports for Penang?
- What is the proposed year by year budget for cycling improvements and support?
In 2016 it is of course impossible to have a “city transport master plan” that does not give full and careful treatment to this important transport mode.
Please PTC reviewers, look carefully and tell us about how this one import transport issue is handled by this RM40 billion plan. The people of Penang deserve to know.
PS. We do have a few other questions for the Council and above all for the government planning team and their consultants. But we shall take them one at a time.
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