It's starting to look like Malaysian cities hate pedestrians. We are building our cities only for the enjoyment of people who can afford to drive to where they need to go.
According to Syed Saddiq, there are 3 ways we can promote the use of public transportation improve urban planning, encourage employees to work from home and resolve the last-mile connectivity problem.
"In Malaysia, we already have the problem of spending hours on the road. But pedestrian walkways and public transport are not user friendly," he said in a TikTok video.
To kick start this effort, Syed Saddiq said urban planning needs to be improved to prioritise pedestrians.
Taking inspiration from other countries such as Barcelona and Singapore, he suggested the usage of super blocks to ease traffic in residential neighbourhoods.
Besides that, he also cited Singapore's MRT stations that have specific designated pedestrian walkways.
Next, he suggested that employers start to encourage their employees to work from home.
This, he said, is because the hours Malaysians spend commuting on the road equals to a loss in productivity.
Finally, he urged the government to resolve the last-mile connectivity problem by incentivising scooter and bike usage.
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