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The Proposal for George Town

Penang Forum proposes a minimalistic approach to the creation of a transit hub in George Town.

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This is Cheaper to run

Penang Forum breaks down the operation and maintenance costing of the alternative plans, using modern non-invasive transportation systems such as Trams and BRT.

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Are these better options?

Better accesibility Modern trams and BRT have low floors so they can easily be boarded at street level, with no need to build costly elevated station infrastructure, which is unfriendly to those who are mobility impaired, e.g., the elderly, the disabled, those with wheelchairs, push chairs, or just those carrying heavy shopping. When you design […]

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What are better alternatives?

Returning to first principles, Penang can adopt a holistic and balanced approach to resolving its transportation issues, adopting a paradigm shift towards “moving people not cars”. This can be done with a less expensive public transport system of modern trams, supplemented with Bus Rapid Transit. Halcrow, a transport consultancy, very clearly recommended a modern tram-based […]