Nanjing has built a 7.8km tram line from a metro station to its Olympic Stadium East, and trials began on 2 August. The line uses lithium-ore batteries that allow for 90 per cent of the route to be free of overhead electricity wires (i.e. catenary free). (more…)
Category: Public transport
A message from Pulau Tikus Adun Yap Soo Huey. Please try and attend if you can:
As part of our commitment towards creating a safer and friendlier community in Pulau Tikus, my office has been organising a series of dialogues every Sunday since 27 July.
I would like to bring your attention to the workshop this Sunday – “Universal Accessibility”. This workshop will help participants to understand the difficulties of people with disabilities in using our buildings, sidewalks and other public infrastructure. This will also help us make our surroundings safer and more comfortable for elderly, children and families. (more…)
So refreshing to come across this initiative by the Pulau Tikus Adun. Please support this move to show that there are people who care for their local community and are concerned about issues of accessibility and sustainable transport.
This initiative is a great example of what an elected rep can do to promote awareness of local community and sustainable transport options.
Not long ago, when activists asked the Penang state government why it was pursuing the cross-channel tunnel-highways option instead of improving public transport, they were told that public transport comes under the federal government and there is little the state government can do about it. Remember? (more…)