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Wednesday February 13, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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CYCLING enthusiasts can look forward to a dedicated bicycle lane from the second Penang bridge in Batu Maung to George Town.
Penang Local Government and Traffic Management Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the first few cycling routes were implemented in 2010.
The aim was to allow cyclists to share space with the other traffic users in the George Town area.
“We were encouraged by the positive response from the public, and having such routes has led to a spike in the number of cyclists in Penang.
“Under the Penang Transport Master Plan, more dedicated bicycle lanes will be built,” he said.
Chow said the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) initially planned to invest RM30mil on a 12.5km dedicated bicycle lane from Queensbay Mall to George Town.
“But a few weeks ago, Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd and the Malaysian Highway Authority approached us to with another proposal.
“They asked us to start the lane from the second Penang bridge.
“We are now looking into expanding the project which will probably take three years to complete,” he said.
He added that the MPPP would allocate RM5.3mil in its budget every year for cycling amenities.
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