MBPJ mayor cycles to work

By EDWARD R. HENRY edward@thestar.com.my

PETALING Jaya City Council (MBPJ) mayor Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman set an example for the others to follow by cycling from his house in Jalan 6/12 (Jalan Tinggi) cutting across busy Jalan Selangor to the city council office in Jalan Yong Shook Lin.

“Our council is going green and I need to set an example to the residents. Cycling will be the order of the day for me,” he said.

Roslan said cycling was one of the healthiest and greenest ways of getting around.

Healthy activity: Roslan has decided to ‘go green’ by cycling to his office at the MBPJ headquaters at Jalan Yong Shook Lin P.J.

“Cycling is gaining interest in Petaling Jaya and I know some residents who cycle and I am inspired by their action to protect the environment.

“This morning as I cycled I realised that we need to create a special path for cyclists to make it safer, more attractive and convenient,” he said.

Roslan said the engineering department had to create a path for cyclists.

“I want to promote cycling as an enjoyable healthy activity. I believe the state executive councillor for Environment Elizabeth Wong would support this initiative,” he said.

He added that MBPJ might consider linking Section 5, Section 6 and Section 10 with a bicycle route under the power pylons.

“Residents who have ideas on the bicycle routes can inform us,” he said.

Roslan added that the council had bought nine electric/pedal bicycles for RM1,000 each.

“We are renting out the bikes to residents to cycle for half an hour in Taman Jaya for RM5,” he said.

He added that the council might consider making one Sunday in the month as a mass cycling day.

Article from http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2011/9/8/central/9369399&sec=central


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