Heads-up Penang: Have you thought about getting an Undriving license?

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There is a program in Seattle, USA that wants to teach you to become an “Undriver”. — Go to http://undriving.org/ for details.

And what about this?  Should Penang also start its own Undriver project. A grassroots movement to show what individual citizens who care can do for themselves and for others for a better, safer and fairer Penang.

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Op-Ed: Do Not Feed The Hungry Road Monster

This is not the most subtile treatment of the “More Roads/More traffic” problem I have ever seen, but let’s take a look about how the Penang Forum in its civil society pleading for a real vision and strategy behind transport policy and investment in Penang puts their case.

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Rapid Development, Hillslope Cutting Irrefutably Cause of Penang Flood

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Flooding in Penang. 8 November 2016

FYI, New Straits Times misquoted Prof Chan Ngai Weng’s statement regarding the recent flash flood in Penang. Prof Chan posted below texts on his personal FB to clarify his statement:

“I was interviewed yesterday and this piece of news came out today in the NST. It was not a totally correct portrayal of what I said, as the writer only narrowed down to one or two reasons I mentioned as the causes of the recent floods in Penang. He played down on the other points as he chose to hit the Penang State government’s claim that hillslope cutting was not the cause of the floods
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My full report to the reporter is as follows:

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Towards a New Mobility Agenda for Penang: October 2016

Penang Forum meeting

Penang Forum meeting

 

An open letter to Mr. Joshua Woo
Special Officer to Member of Parliament of Bukit Mertajam
Penang

Subject: – Commentary on your article appearing in the Penang Monthly October issue under the title “Better, Cheaper, Faster – Really?” – http://penangmonthly.com/better-cheaper-faster-really/

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