The Press: Pro & Con

The Penang Paper Trail: An, open depositary of articles appearing in the press looking at the sustainable mobility challenges and proposals for Penang, as seen from different angles and points of view.


We estimate that we have picked up here roughly a quarter of the more relevant public discussions aired by the print media. We will continue to add to it, and we ask our readers to let us know about other significant coverage of these events. From both sides, of course.
  • Transport Master Plan a huge financial risk for Penangites – – 11 May 2016
  • CM defends master plan – – 29 April 2016
  • Rethinking New Mobility in Penang: A search for Values, Vision, Competence, Strategies, Tactics . .  and Happiness. – – 2 September 2016
  • A Properly Financed Transport Plan for the Long Haul – – September 2016
  • Avoiding conflict of interest: Consulting firm ‘should have no interest in project implementation – – 3 September 2016
  • Op-Ed: A Properly Financed Transport Plan for the Long Haul – – 3 September 2016
  • No EIA, so Penang road work on Penang roads delayed to 2017 – – 10 July 2017

  • Three little words: “PROJECT DELIVERY PARTNER” (PDP) – – 15 September 2016
  • Transport expert: Bus lanes better than LRTs for Penang – – 21 September 2016
  • Picking a Better, Cheaper, Faster Transport System – – October 2016
  • Quit arguing, start working together on PTMP –  – October 2016

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Eric Britton
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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 and @ericbritton

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