Reduce traffic jam, make a better place
Posted by anak wilayah on February 3, 2010
One of the main reasons why urban areas are congested with vehicles, is everyone wants to use their own vehicle to go to the work. They said that it is easier, but in my opinion this kind of attitude will also contribute to many other negative effects to the people and the cities.
The traffic jam, the global warming, risk to car accident, and late to work will become the main problems to the people in the urban areas. So that’s why the government planned to reduce the traffic congestion by encouraging the people to use the public transport.
A few years back, government started a campaign about sharing cars to work. At first there was a positive effect but then people started to forget about it. And here we are, everyday life with half an hour to an hour’s traffic jam. However, the good thing is the government still thinks about us although we’re being hardheaded about using the public transport or sharing cars.
Now, government still on their soft-side, trying to make a better place for us.
January 28, 2010 16:50 PM
Urban Public Transport Enhanced By 2012
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 (Bernama) — Highlights of the Government Transformation Programme Roadmap towards improving urban public transport:
*Increasing the percentage of overall utilisation of public transport from 10 to 13 per cent in 2010.
*Raising the number of public transport users from 240,000 to 265,000 this year.
*Increasing the accessibility and communication of the overall percentage of the population residing within 400 meters of the public transport route from 63 per cent to 75 per cent.
The government’s main target is to improve the standard of public transport at the main population centres in Malaysia, beginning with increasing the use of public transport during peak hours, that is, from 7am to 9am by 25 per cent in the Klang Valley in 2012, and subsequently in Penang and Johor Baharu.
Efforts to improve urban public transport services would also be emphasised including improving reliability by focusing on punctuality of the services and subsequently reducing journey time.
In addition, the quality of the journey four users of public transport in terms of comfort and convenience would also be enhanced by ensuring that the rakyat get easy access to public transport and providing adequate transportation capacity for existing and new passengers.
Five important measures that have been identified to improve public transportation between 2009 and 2012 were coordination of the capacity of systems which had reached their limit, that is, by raising the capacity of the KTM Komuter and LRT by between 1.7 and four times.
In order to attract more people to use public transportation, the ticket and fare structure for public transport would be integrated and about 6,800 additional parking bays would be provided at 14 major rail stations. Feeder bus services to the rail stations would be improved while stations with high traffic volume would be upgraded.
So stop being so-hard-to-deal-with and stubborn, help the government in reducing the traffic congestion because this all are for us either to live or work in a better environment.
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