GEORGE TOWN: Motorists will soon have to drive at a slower speed in certain areas of the heritage enclave as the speed limit is set to be reduced.
Penang Island City Council (MBPP) mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang said the proposal to reduce the speed limit of 50kph to 40kph in certain parts of the heritage enclave was to cater to the heavy traffic flow and make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
"We want to be a place that considers those who walk as well as cyclists, as it is in line with us being a green, safe city and moving towards being a lovable city.
"It will make the area more cycling-friendly and encourage motorists to respect those who need to walk or cycle around.
"There are still a few more procedures that need to be carried out before it is enforced," he said at the MBPP ordinary council meeting conducted via teleconferencing on Thursday(May 21).
Yew said the areas and roads that would be affected were those connecting to Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong, Gat Jalan Prangin, Pengkalan Weld, Pesara King Edward, Lebuh Light, Lebuh Farquhar, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah dan Jalan Penang.
"Also included are Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Jalan Padang Kota Lama, Lebuh Duke, Jalan Green Hall, Gat Lebuh Leith, Lebuhraya Merdeka, Jalan Merdeka and Lintang Merdeka among others," he said.
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