I was amused to hear that the state government has reached out to nearly 17,000 people through “public engagement sessions” to explain details about the Penang transport masterplan.
Only about two weeks remain for the 7 September deadline for public feedback on the detailed environmental impact assessment for phase one of the Pan-Island Link 1 (PIL1) highway, a major component of RM46bn transport proposal put forward by a contractor and two Penang-based developers.
Today I feature a response by Penang Island city councillor Dr Chee Heng Leng to a letter that appeared in the press.
Our guest writer today is Dr SP Choong, who has been involved in sustainable transport initiatives in Penang for many years.
At a time when visionary and progressive nations are turning towards more sustainable forms of mobility, Penang appears stuck in a 1950s to 1970s time warp as the state plans more and more highways for this small Penang Island.