KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) expects the bicycle lane linking Taman Melati in Setapak to Kampung Baru to be completed by next year.
DBKL executive director (planning) Datuk Mohd Najib Mohd said the road along Sungai Bunus was ideal for a bicycle lane.
“We can add lanes for cyclists, pedestrians and for exercising. If anyone wishes to cycle to their workplace, it won’t take long, only 20 minutes to here (Sungai Bunus) from Taman Melati.
“So, they don’t have to drive to work, thus, lowering the emission of carbon monoxide and, at the same time, it will raise awareness on the importance of keeping our rivers clean,” he said after attending the Rediscover Sungai Bunus Fun Cycle programme in conjunction with World Earth Day.
He said DBKL, with the cooperation of the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID), also planned for the Sungai Bunus park to be part of Taman Titiwangsa, which would then be directly connected to the Taman Kejiranan Hot Spring in Setapak.
Almost 200 participants, comprising the public and those from corporate bodies, took part in the 7km-long cycling programme organised by LA21 in cooperation with DBKL and DID.
LA21 comprises entities such as government agencies, private sector, non-governmental organisations and community members. – Bernama