The consultant undertaking the Penang Transport Masterplan, together with the State Secretary’s office, is organising a workshop for ‘stakeholders’ so that we can air our problems and hopes regarding transport in Penang.
The consultant also hopes to get ideas from ‘stakeholders’ on how to solve these problems and to come up with the best transport system possible for Penang Island and Seberang Perai.
It’s an ideal opportunity for those of us who believe in sustainable transport to make our views heard – especially if you are pedestrians, cyclists, bus users and ferry commuters. All of us – the public – are the real ‘stakeholders’ and we should be pushing hard for sustainable transport (especially public transport as opposed to infrastructure for private motor vehicles) in this era of congestion, air pollution, global warming, rising fuel prices and depleting oil reserves.
Two workshops will be held, one on the mainland and the other on the island:
Mainland: Tuesday, 21 June 2011, 9:30am at Dewan Dato’ Haji Badawi, Jalan Bagan Luar, 12220 Butterworth (that’s the building at the padang in the town centre);
Island: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 (Wed), Bilik Seminar Cempaka, Caring Society Complex.
I think you have to confirm your attendance. Please phone Cik Azwa/Encik Afiq at 04-650 5683/5682 for details.