PETALING JAYA: Damansara Damai’s four Urban Park Forest will be connected via a 60km bicycle lane under PJ City Cycleways Networks which aim to build dedicated lanes for cyclists around the city.
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BY NOW, many people would have noticed that something is up in several rivers within the Klang Valley. In Ulu Klang, shady trees that line Sungai Klang have been sacrificed for slope protection works. Where Sungai Kerayong flows through Cheras, a water treatment plant is under construction. In Selayang, the banks of Sungai Gombak have been beautified.
CITY CYCLEWAYS:Inter-connected network of cycling lanes to be created in PJ to ensure the safety of cyclists
MORE than 400 residents of Damansara Damai and its neighbouring areas participated in the PJ Green Ride Event recently. The event, organised by the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ), saw participants raring to ride their bikes as early as 7.30am at the Urban Park (1) nearby.
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THE Taman Jaya and Taman Bandaran lakes are undergoing several treatment procedures to ensure that visitors can enjoy odour-free visits soon.
Association: Network a bold step forward
SELANGOR Cycling Association secretary Amrun Misnoh said the PJ City Cycle Ways Network was a bold step forward to create a new standard of living where urban folks get to use an alternative transport to move around the City.
“The Petaling Jaya City Council’s bold move to propose 56kms of biking network throughout PJ is commendable. One of the main approaches is to have consultation with residents, cycling clubs and even shops that sell bicycles. We need ideas, only then can we refine the Cycle Ways project,” he said.
IN AN effort to be dubbed as “a true cycling city,” the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) is coming up with a proposal to build inner and outer dedicated bicycle lanes.
In response to concerns of various residents living in the vicinity of proposed development at Bukit Gasing (KL-side), Support Day was organized to allow residents and friends to remind DBKL that their concerns have not gone away. The earthworks on the steep hill slopes of Bukit Gasing continue to worry residents. Given the landslides in Medan Damansara, (where DBKL initially approved development of 21 bungalows) and tragic loss of lives in Bukit Antarabangsa, we have every reason to be worried.
We estimated that more than 150 people came and stood together to show their concerns. Many others came to sign on the banner provided and had to leave. It was especially good to see many youths at the event. No doubt they came wondering why DBKL supports development on Bukit Gasing when there is already a fast diminish of green space.
For those who couldn’t make it to Kuantan for Himpunan Hijau 2.0 gathered in solidarity at KL’s Maju Junction shopping mall in support.
Other cities that held anti-Lynas protests included Penang, Bukit Merah (Perak), Kucing and Kota Kinabalu.
Let us not forget, the “Asian Rare Earth (ARE) Plant” is still cleaning up its radioactive waste, after over 20 year from its plant shut down. Residents stand in solidarity.