DBKL to re-audit bicycle routes in capital

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will re-audit the 11km bicycle route in the federal capital within two months to ensure long-term road safety.

Kuala Lumpur Mayor Tan Sri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said among the things that need to be re-coordinated were the bus, pedestrian and bicycle routes which were said to be overlapping in certain areas.

"For example in Jalan Raja Laut, bus routes are also used as pedestrian and bicycle paths ... it is viewed as overlapping and is actually dangerous if the routes are used simultaneously.

"We actually have a master plan to improve the 11km bicycle route but first we need to get feedback from the public for re-auditing," he told reporters after opening the World Urban Village in conjunction with the World Urban Forum 9 (WUF9 ) here today.

Mhd Amin Nordin said he would seek views from the mayors and the ambassadors from the European countries, who were attending the forum, to help improve the bicycle route.

At the event, DBKL and Think City unveiled the Urban Village located at Medan Pasar here to highlight regeneration efforts in the heart of historical Kuala Lumpur.

Mhd Amin Nordin said the idea was to showcase the possibility of individual living, sharing resources, interest and ideals, while at the same time still having sufficient private spaces.

"What separates this from other 'shared living' experiences is the desire to bring back the 'kampung spirit' in the city," he said. — Bernama