Mayor: We will continue to improve and extend bicycle lanes

DESPITE controversies surrounding the city’s new bicycle lanes, Kuala Lumpur mayor Tan Sri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz intends to introduce more bicycle lanes in the future as they are part of the city’s masterplan.

“It is in our city plan and so we are looking at expanding it to other areas.

“We are not going to stop because of problems; it is a learning process for us,” he said, adding that he hoped to see more people use the facility (bicycle lane).

Amin Nordin said DBKL would audit its bicycle lane project following the problems it faced recently.

He said it would take at least two months to study the feasibility of maintaining the lanes in some parts of the city before recommending to keep or remove some of them.

“We are currently studying the feedback about the dangers as well as durability and we will improve it as we go along.

“I will be meeting with mayors from Europe at the 9th World Urban Forum and will seek their views and suggestions on how we can improve.

“They (European nations) have mapped out bicycle lanes long ago but we just started, so give us time to improve,” he added.

When asked about vehicles parking on the blue lanes, Amin Nordin said it was still happening despite heightened enforcement, but assured that the problem was being managed.

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