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Current Klang Valley Urban Bus Network Gap Analysis

Based on Klang Valley’s urban bus network and service performance snapshot as of end-2018 (refer to the below map, where line thickness represents ridership), the present urban bus network is non-connective as transfers among frequent lines are limited mostly in Kuala Lumpur’s CBD. More than a third of stage bus ridership goes to frequent (12-mins or under) routes which represent less than one-tenth (7%) of … Continue reading Current Klang Valley Urban Bus Network Gap Analysis

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Subsidiary Public Transport Plans for Klang Valley

Despite the Klang Valley Transport Grid Plan 2025 being pretty exhaustive in detailing out specific measures to align routes (network) and nodes (urban centres), it is the responsibility of municipalities to come up with strategic and detailed plans on improving first-last mile pedestrian and bicyclist access to nearby bus stops and urban centres. The proposed Klang Valley Spatial and Transport Coordination Authority (SPARTAN) could be … Continue reading Subsidiary Public Transport Plans for Klang Valley

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Klang Valley Spatial and Transport Coordination Blueprint

In Klang Valley and the rest of the country, spatial planning and development approvals fall entirely under individual local councils (PBTs) and state jurisdictions. Local roads that connect neighbourhood parcels, despite within the ambit of local councils, follow land developer-led planning and financing, resulting in huge swath of land divisions and cul-de-sacs. To make things worse, the budgeting, planning and implementation of trunk roads and … Continue reading Klang Valley Spatial and Transport Coordination Blueprint

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Klang Valley Transport Grid Plan 2025

Klang Valley inherits a highly complex rail and bus network that is subservient to the chaotic highway-oriented land divisions. Adjacent inner suburban pockets branch out from free-flowing roadways, forcing bus routes to mostly straddle along these Kuala Lumpur-bound commuting paths. The outer suburban pockets too branch out from free-flowing bypasses, creating a natural geometric barrier for an efficient grid-based public transport network. Persisting policies to … Continue reading Klang Valley Transport Grid Plan 2025

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Klang Valley Urban Growth Strategy 2025

History has shown that highway-based urban sprawl in Klang Valley has never, ever, solve the problem of urban congestion. On the contrary, it downgrades livability. Without coordination in inter-municipal spatial and transport planning, future of Klang Valley looks very bleak to our future generations. Do not let history repeats itself. The present auto-oriented transport networks and outward residential growth promote long-distance commute pattern that can’t … Continue reading Klang Valley Urban Growth Strategy 2025