To adopt a new vision-paradigm in tackling transport - one that moves people away from over-dependence on private transport to a more economically and ecologically sustainable public transportation system.
" Moving People NOT Cars "
Written by Administrator
Thursday, 05 November 2009 03:48
The council is consisted of six task forces to study and make recommendations in six areas. They are:
Traffic Decongestion and Management
Public Transport System
Public Education and Awareness
Medium Term Transport System
Transport Master Plan and Finance
Seberang Perai Transport System
Each task force is headed by one council member. She/He can invite relevant people outside the council to contribute to and participate in the workings of the task force. The council prioritized to tackle its work into short term, medium term and long term plans.
Short Term Plan
Inform public of objectives and plans, solicit input and feedback. Involve mass and alternative media.
Decongest traffic and enforce rules against illegal parking and traffic blockage.
Improve public and private car parks.
Work with Rapid, bas kilang, bas sekolah to improve bus services.
Start Master Plan process going.
Medium Term Plan
Build bicycle lanes and improve pedestrian walkways and disable friendly paths.
Introduce multiple feeder systems to main road arteries-bicycles, smaller buses, trishaws etc.
Improve taxi services
As bus service improves, introduce mechanisms to reduce use of private cars such as peak hour fees, area road pricing, incentives for car pooling, disincentives for single occupant cars and water taxis.
Improve and extend ferry service and water taxis.
Review all mega projects.
Long Term Plan
Implementation of Master Plan for whole state.
Integration of different transport modes-buses, cars, trams, ferries, rails – one ticket system.