Sunday, March 25, 2007

Lulu Hopes That They Hold To Their Promise

looks like City Hall's quite serious about it.

FOURTEEN spots in Kuala Lumpur have been identified to set up entry barriers if congestion charges are implemented by City Hall. According to a feasibility report tabled by City Hall’s Urban Transport Department at the Congestion Charging Workshop on Monday, the areas are:
Jalan Parlimen,
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman,
Jalan Raja Abdullah,
Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,
Jalan Ampang,
Jalan Kia Peng,
Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Jalan Pudu,
Jalan Hang Tuah,
Jalan Hang Jebat,
Jalan Petaling,
Jalan Tun Sambanthan
and Jalan Raja Laut.
source: The Star Solving the jam woes

City Hall urban transport department director Mahfix Omar said based on preliminary analysis, the scheme was expected to reduce vehicular traffic demand by at least 15% in the first year.
However, congestion charging can only be implemented when the public transport systems are comprehensively in place and working efficiently,” he said.

It's good that they recognise the need to improve the traffic system first before implementing the congestion charge. An improved system would be most welcomed by those who work in the city center.
Also, it looks like the congestion charge is for all vehicles entering those roads, regardless whether it is single occupied or not.

Lulu has an earlier posting on this The LRT Doesn't Take Lulu To Work


KY said...

I'm not overly optimistic about this thing...

Anonymous said...

Bolehland probably borrowed the idea of "congestion tax" from places like London but London has an effective underground tube system that caters to pedestrians. LRT is not even near comparable.

Nope, I too, simply can't believe that's a solution via this "congestion tax". Not anymore than the vaunted Rapid Bus system can suddenly solve commuter woes in Penang.


Anonymous said...

hey Lulu,

first time I see your photo; and I think you look pretty :)

gal reader..