Public Transport Must be Affordable, Convenient – and Sustainable

By Lim Mah Hui, Roger Teoh

July 2016 FEATURE
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Experiences from KL-Klang Valley suggest that simultaneous investment in public transport and car ownership is folly.In recent decades, development in Asia has been phenomenal. And so has the building of roads. From Bangkok to Beijing, the endless spaghetti of super highways has only worsened traffic congestion. Beijing, for example, has been building one outer ring road after another to handle its growing population and economy. Today it has eight outer ring roads, and the traffic has only gotten worse.The conventional...

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Lim Mah Hui

is an MPPP city councillor representing many of Penang’s NGOs. He was previously an international banker and academician, and the author of Nowhere to Hide: The Great Financial Crisis and Challenges for Asia.

Roger Teoh

Penangite Roger Teoh is a postgraduate student studying for an MSc in Transport Engineering at Imperial College London & University College London.