Encour aging sustainable alternati ves: Rapid KL staff (from left) Azizul Zaidi, Norhanum Anuar, Noor Natasha Mohd Irwan Serig ar, Nurulain Slamat and Mohamad S haiful Rizal Menwari promo ting the Y4PT Health y Mobility Campaign at the Bangs ar LRT Station.
ARMED with flyers and stickers, RapidKL staff hit the streets of Kuala Lumpur to promote the upcoming Healthy Mobility Week to encourage the public to use public transport.
In this global campaign to promote healthy living, environmental sustainability and the usage of public transport, supporters of the campaign would move around the city by using public transport, cycling or walking for one week between March 3 and 9 and share their experience in an online survey.
The programme is facilitated by Youth For Public Transport (Y4PT) — an NGO that promotes the integrated use of public transport to achieve greater well-being and better quality of life around the world.
Y4PT started in Helsinki, Finland, in 2006 when a group from the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) decided to bring a fresh perspective to the world of transport by involving young people.
The UITP is an international organisation for public transport authorities and operators and policy decision-makers, among others, with more than 3,400 members in 92 countries, covering all modes of public transport.
“This is a noble campaign about doing something good for the future of our children and their children,” said RapidKL spokesman Lim Jin Aun.
“The programme is open to everyone interested in promoting public transport, biking and walking as sustainable alternatives to cars and other private transport modes.”
The public, especially youths, are encouraged during the campaign period to move around the city by using public transport, cycling and/or walking for that week and share their experience by completing an online survey.
Results of the survey will be tabled at the 2014 UITP MENA Transport Congress in Dubai as well as other international conferences and congresses.
The online survey is available at http://y4pt.org/y4pt-healthy-mobility-campaign
Those interested to participate can send their email address to receive the Y4PT printable logo, which they can wear during the Healthy Mobility Week or display prominently to show their support for the programme.
For details, visit http://y4pt.org