Penang has major traffic issues. But there’s a problem. Does it go the mega infrastructure route or does it take the thinner, lighter and less expensive option? This is an Edge TV production.
No one is against development. At the same time, there is good development and bad development. What’s the point in blowing RM8bn on a highway that will degrade the hill, displace people, damage a river and add pollutants over two much-loved public parks, when the highway itself is not a long-term solution to the congestion in Penang. It will only get jammed again in a few years. And then we are back to square one – of maybe even worse.
This is why the RM46bn SRS plan must be reviewed by independent world renowned sustainable mobility experts.