Guan Eng responds to Najib's pledge to build 9999 low-medium cost and affordable homes in the Air Itam area. Yes, traffic congestion is a serious issue that should be taken into consideration in all new and existing housing schemes....
Trams glide along the narrow streets of Amsterdam (Photo credit: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Leidsestraat_Amsterdam.JPG) Blog reader Josh, a Penangite in the Netherlands, is impressed with the trams over there: I fully support the re-introduction of trams in Penang. I am a Penangite now living...
Is this what we want for Penang? This is the sort of density that could be approved for a string of new projects in the pipeline. This is what 87 units per acre looks like (click on graphic...
The main consultant for the Penang transport masterplan was Halcrow, better known as an engineering and construction giant in the UK. Halcrow was involved in major infrastructure projects such as the Channel tunnel rail link, the Chongzun Expressway in...
The infrastructure cost for street-level light rail vehicles (or new generation trams) is much lower than the monorail and elevated light rail transit options put forward in the revised transport masterplan for Penang. From what I gather, these are...