Back to the Future of Traffic Planning

By Zairil Khir Johari

November 2012 FEATURE
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Understanding how Penang’s traffic has become as bad as it has requires us to see how the ideology of planning went wrong in recent times. Fortunately, rectifying this does not mean importing more new ideas. Penang’s old structure of connected villages could have served well as the base for modern town planning; and it may not be too late to go back to it.When one thinks of Penang today, a few things come to mind: the best food in the...

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Zairil Khir Johari

is the Penang state executive councillor for public works, utilities and flood mitigation, and the state assemblyman for Tanjong Bunga.