Object: Identify and collect necessary info for Alternatives Analysis to weigh advantages/disadvantages of Penang’s BL LRT proposal vs. Sketch plan for package of TDM measures
Preparing for special session on Transport Alternatives Analysis/Impact Screening scheduled for Taipei International TDM Symposium (2017tdm.ntu.edu.tw) of 27-29 Sept. 2017, (Contact email@example.com or Skype newmobility for further information)
CASE STUDY: RM24 billion Bayan Lepas LRT + Island Link 1 proposal vs. an initial sketch plan alternative for several packages of TDM measures and services
I am not an engineer nor do I have all the necessary information in hand, but here are some of the questions, points from a strategic point of view that we must have in hand in order to carry out an Alternatives Analysis of the problems targeted for solution by the SRS Bayan Lepas LRT – for an independent initial expert group to review together in that special session of the Taipei TDM Symposium next month.
Do we have a clear and complete statement of the problem set that the RM 8.4 bn SRS Bayan Lepas LRT proposes to offer their solution to — and where can we find the necessary details for the purpose of the alternatives analysis?
Is it necessary to have the full story on the parallel Pan Island Link 1 highway project in hand as well to carry out the alternatives analysis?
Is there a computerized model available which would permit alternative assumptions to be tested?
Does this particular proposal show up in the Halcrow reports? And if so can we have a summary of their understanding of the problem and proposals.
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SOME POINTS OF REFERENCE (in process)
- Taipei International TDM Symposium (2017tdm.ntu.edu.tw)
- PTMP – http://pgmasterplan.penang.gov.my
- BL LRT – http://pgmasterplan.penang.gov.my/index.php/en/2016-02-26-03-12-57
- Pan Island Link 1 – http://pgmasterplan.penang.gov.my/index.php/en/2016-02-26-03-12-57/jalanraya-lebuhraya/highways
- Penang Wikia: http://penang.wikia.com/wiki/Bayan_Lepas_LRT
- Penang Wikia http://penang.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Penang_Transport_Master_Plan
- RM17 billion approved for Bayan Lepas LRT and Pan Island Link 1 – http://www.penangpropertytalk.com/2017/06/rm17billion-approved-for-bayan-lepas-lrt-and-pan-island-link-1/
- Penang denies RM24 billion price tag for Bayan Lepas LRT – http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/07/18/penang-denies-rm24-billion-price-tag-for-bayan-lepas-lrt/
- Google Map of BL LRT – https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1Ux3bhsK-Z6iR0kJYp6Lj0atAfFE&hl=en_US&ll=5.347058720278877%2C100.29500484999994&z=12
- SRS/ERE Environmental Impact Assessment Report https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2ljXMb33Z90YzVvNVVFc3RORUk/view
- Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penang_Rapid_Transit
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About the author: @ericbritton
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Bio: Britton is an American political scientist and sustainability activist who has lived and worked in Paris since 1969. 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 and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest book, "BETTER CHOICES: Bringing Sustainable Transport to Your City" focuses on the subject of environment, equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions. A pre-publication edition of Better Choices is currently undergoing an international peer review during Sept.- Oct. 2017, with the goal of publication in English and Chinese editions by end-year. If you wish to participate drop a line to BetterChoices@ecoplan.org .