The 2008 Revolution Continues to Bear Unforeseen Fruits

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Participants restoring old bicycles in a Village Bicycle workshop. The bicycles are sourced from villages, and participants are also encouraged to learn their history from the previous owners.

The indie start-up movement gains traction – but the going is not always smooth.

Mention cycling in KL and Jeffrey Lim’s name is bound to come up, sooner rather than later. This graphic designer and avid cyclist has become synonymous with cycling in KL since he successfully pulled off a mega project to map cycling trails across this busy city that has no cycling amenities to speak of.

Entirely done by volunteers who charted out the routes and funded mostly out of his own pocket, some 10,000 maps have now been distributed for free. The buzz surrounding this initiative later spurred the KL City Hall to look into creating cycling paths for KL. The first 5.5km path was opened in 2015, marking a victory for cyclists.


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