KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia A guideline to ensure safe, comfortable and efficient pathways for pedestrians and cyclists in the city will be made available soon, according to the Federal Territories Ministry.

At the moment, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is in the midst of preparing the Kuala Lumpur Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan to encourage city dwellers to walk or ride a bicycle rather than to drive, which is also in line with the effort to reduce carbon emissions in the capital.

The scopes for the preparation of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan comprise the physical and non-physical aspects.

The physical aspect means carrying out the feasibility study on land use, network plans and preparation of infrastructure and facilities, while non-physical aspect means preparing the proposal for awareness, safety, enforcement and community engagement programmes, the ministry said in a written reply to Dr Mohd Hatta Md. Ramli (AMANAH-Kuala Krai) at the Dewan Rakyat (Lower House) sitting yesterday.

Dr Mohd Hatta had wanted to know the efforts taken by the ministry to prepare safe and convenient walking and cycling pathways for city dwellers.

The ministry also said the DBKL would ensure that the pedestrian and bicycle pathways would meet the highest standards possible in accordance with the national laws and internationally-recognised guidelines.

Source: NAM News Network