EMERGING MOBILITY SERVICES (rCITI)
A team from the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) School of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, Australia Emerging Mobility Services offers their own definitions, which includes, but is not limited to, the following topics: *
We are very grateful to the editorial team of AnakPinang for providing these detailed lists and references of their communiques and articles in favor ot the Penang Transport Master Plans. In order to come to a wise policy decision in complex issues like this,, it is important to listen to all the voices. (Which is one of the reasons that democracy is such hard work.)
Why we support the Penang Transport Master Plan
Members of AnakPinang collectively throw their support behind the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) in its present incarnation. We do so not out of blind loyalty to our State Government, but because we understand our government’s rationale in planning for our needs, for today and for the future. In this section, we provide you with information on why each component of the PTMP is vital.
For our international readers: a quick history primer on George Town and transport in Penang. To get you started and just in case.)
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Editor’s note: What we greatly appreciate in this article by Mr. Joshua Woo, a former Sebrang Perai Municipal councillor, and in a number of his public statements presenting and defending various aspects of the State/SRS PTMP, is the clarity and consistency of his arguments and reasoning. One may or may not agree with his statements or analysis, but at least he sets out his position and his defense of state government policy clearly and consistently. Thank you Mr. Woo.
MOBILITY is the backbone of civilisation.
Roads have been the main infrastructure for land travel throughout human history. The importance of roads in improving mobility is universally agreed by city planners. The disagreement is over how to use them. All modes of ground transportation – from horse carriages to bicycles, motorcycles, cars, buses and lorries – need roads.
Roads bring people together, expand empires, create cities and facilitate advancement of knowledge and discoveries.
Therefore, a feasible transport master plan that relieves traffic congestion in the short-term and is capable of increasing public mobility in the long-term needs to be supported by a good road network. Such a network is integral to public transportation.
– By Ravinder Singh, 22 May 2019, malaymail.com http://bit.ly/2JXfmE7
In their article “Penang NGOs: An opposition force without accountability?,” Timothy Tye and Joshua Woo attack the NGOs’ opposed to the massive Penang South Reclamation project to find money for the MRT, LRT, tunnels, saying that their questions are not constructive and their proposals lack accountability.
Talking of “accountability”, they should turn their guns on the Penang state government that is totally lacking in accountability and transparency regarding this project although when DAP took over the leadership of the state, it had promised Penangites that its administration will be CAT (Competent, Accountable and Transparent).
Forty-five NGOs have come together today to support the petition Civil society groups have started an online petition calling on Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and other government leaders to reject the creation of three islands in the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.. The petition was started by former city councillor Khoo Salma Nasution on behalf of Penang Forum, a coalition of local NGOs. It lists 20 reasons why the project, which is slated to fund the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), should be cancelled. Forty-five NGOs have come together today to support the petition .
Speaking to Malaysiakini, Khoo said the lack of public consultation and detailed information about the project is “shocking” in view of the size of the proposed reclamation.
* * * Click here for latest news on the petition
. . . Look to Singapore, not KL, for PTMP
* Recommended reading for transport policy and practice in Penang . The Editor
Some friends from Penang sent me a bundle of documents on the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) for me to look at last week. The following is my professional opinion, as a transport economist, on what has been proposed in the PTMP document.
Basically, I am not impressed with PTMP as it does not contain any specific strategy to increase the share of the public transport split that is very low in the case of Penang. More than 90% of the work trips in Penang are performed by private cars and less than 10% are performed by public transport.
There are strong reasons why the work of transport economists is needed in the formulation, planning, evaluation and implementation of any transport plan, rather than relying solely on politicians.