Ring roads better than highways

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  • Saturday, 21 Mar 2015

The article “Addressing traffic woes” (StarMetro on March 12) is most enlightening and reinforces the objections by residents of Petaling jaya against any more tolled urban highways.

In order to improve the traffic flow within Petaling Jaya, it is abundantly clear the traffic has to be dispersed and not to bring more through-traffic as what Kidex and Dash will be doing.

The concept of diverting through-traffic to the periphery of the city via the ring road system should be adopted.

The proposed urban highways snaking through densely developed areas will not solve the local traffic but only meant to primarily serve the toll-paying through-traffic short-cutting across the city.

There is limited access by the local traffic to effectively disperse city traffic and these urban highways will aggravate the already congested traffic within the city.

The ring-road system will not only disperse traffic away from the city centre but also serve the growth of the city along such ring roads.

We hope the Selangor government will be steadfast in not approving anymore urban highways, especially tolled ones, and encourage ring roads to further develop Petaling Jaya for sustainability and an environment-friendly, liveable city.


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