A new documentary Road Wars: Pedestrian Strikes Back by Farhana AS has just been released in Penang highlighting some of the obstructions and hazards faced by pedestrians in Penang.
Many of them are forced to share the road with speeding motorists as pavements and “five-foot-ways” are often obstructed. Although some progress has been made in clearing five-foot-ways in places like Chulia Street and Campbell Street, I hear there are over 600 obstructions along pavements all over George Town.
Then, there are the dangerous pedestrian crossings, many of them without proper lights.
So, still a long way to go. It is time to return the streets to the people.