Kuala Lumpur to see safer, more bicycle lanes

Ahmad Phesal (in red), a cycling enthusiast, evoking a green awareness among city dwellers, pledging for more and safe bicycle lanes.

Kuala Lumpur may see newer and safer cycling routes but just with one condition – provided more buildings switch off their lights in this year’s Earth Hour celebration.

The pledge came from Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib, a cycling enthusiast, as part of his effort to create green awareness among city folk.

Last year, 277 buildings turned off their lights during this celebration.

This year, Ahmad Phesal targeted 350 buildings to take part in the one-hour event.

“If we can reach the targeted number, I promise to ensure cycling tracks within the city are well maintained as well as introduce more routes,” he said.

Earth Hour will be celebrated this Saturday at 8.30am. It will be held for an hour.

Buildings that would be taking part in this year’s Earth Hour include the Petronas Twin Towers, KL Tower, Bangunan Daya Bumi, DBKL Towers 1, 2 and 3 as well as all community halls and DBKL branch offices, shopping malls and hotels.



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