Will Getting Around Penang Without A Car Become Possible Again?


On foot, by bicycle, by bus, via ride-sharing apps – Penang Monthly finds out how those without private vehicles move around the state.

Penang has ambitious public transport plans. It needs to if it is to keep its population on the move. The state’s transport masterplan – which seeks to reinstate George Town’s tram network, improve bicycle lanes and footpaths, and increase ferry services – is a step in this direction1. It seeks to “move people, not cars” by “adopt(ing) a holistic approach to transport, making a shift towards ensuring accessibility for all2”.

For these plans to succeed, transport options must be compelling enough for Malaysians – accustomed to the luxury of privately owned vehicles – to wean themselves off their cars.

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