Updated with additional articles!
TRANSIT took note of this interesting and disappointing news about the Brickfields – Jalan Tun Sambanthan bus lane, shut down by the government beginning February 6th, after only 2 months in operation.
The big question from TRANSIT is WHY? What are the reasons why the government chose to back down on the plan for the bus lane, and is this a reflection of a government that listens to public protests, or just poor planning, bad policy, or a weak government?
And more importantly, this really raises questions about strength of the government’s commitment to improving public transport – especially in light of the fact that bus lanes in KL are simply not working right now.
So what are we going to do?
- Contra-flow bus lanes to be scrapped (NST, 4 February 2012);
- Contra-flow bus lane aborted in less than three months (The Star, 7 February 2012);
Brickfields bus lane abandoned after two months (The Star)
Thursday February 2, 2012
By PRIYA MENON
THE indecisive nature of the authorities about the traffic situation in Brickfields have once again caused unhappiness among residents there.
Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin announced on Tuesday that the contra-flow bus and taxi lane would now be aborted and buses would once again ply Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad.
Continue reading Brickfields bus & taxi lane shut down after two months because of Government flip-flopping or just bad planning? (Update #2)