A New Traffic Dispersal Plan launched in KL on Friday, 15 May will focus on Brickfieds, Pudu areas.
For more information please see:
- New plan to tackle Brickfields traffic woes
- LAUNCHED: RM194 million traffic plan to beat KL traffic jams
Ramps, underpasses, elevated interchanges, and one-way streets?
This is going to help us turn KL into a livable city?
TRANSIT is shocked by these announcements from the Federal Territories Ministry regarding their “Traffic Dispersal Masterplan” for Kuala Lumpur, which will focus on the Brickfields and Pudu areas of KL.
FT Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said the two projects were being carried out in accordance with the Prime Minister’s wish to provide a better living for KL citizens and in line with his concept that the “people come first.”
People come first???????? Not in KL, that’s for sure. Here the car comes first, end of story.
Instead of building up the quality of life in the city, it seems that the government is focused on tearing down the quality of life – with more construction, more traffic, more noise, more pollution and more hassles.
Why is any of this necessary? Because of traffic congestion in KL? Because of bad public transport? Or maybe it is because of this unrealistic idea that everyone from the suburban areas can and should be able to drive into the centre of KL – all at the same time – and not face any congestion.
These plans are simply unbelievable – not to mention unrealistic. The action of the government in designing these plans and launching them without real, effective public consultation is just a total shame.
TRANSIT notes that they have made a tiny concession to public transit though – they will have 1 lane of Jalan Tun Sambanthan as a bus lane. How effective will that be, we wonder – given that drivers think they can park anywhere they like on Jalan Tun Sambanthan and enforcement is nonexistent?
KL will not be an enjoyable, comfortable or livable city if these developments go through. It will not be a place where people come first.
But then, maybe it never was…..