Eco-friendlier modes of transport are the way to go. If we invest in the right infrastructure and systems and the personnel to support them, more and more people will be tempted to leave their cars at home especially with petrol prices rising.
Young people are rediscovering the joys of cycling. They could be on to something in this era of soaring fuel prices. Now, if we could only make the roads safer for cyclists. Couldn’t Penang become the bicycle capital of Asia?
Buses: RapidPenang is introducing cashless ticketing as well as acquiring another 200 buses to add to the 350 it already has. We need to look at the supporting infrastructure: accessible bus-stops, timetables, GPS digital arrival time displays, season tickets, bus-routes information, feeder buses, and the right urban planning.
The Ipoh to KL electric train service is proving to be popular among Ipoh residents, many of whom use it for day trips to KL.