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1 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry Against Pollution and Congestion in Our Cities: Sustainable Urban Transport in Malaysia Better Air Quality Conference December 2004 Agra, India Jarina Mohd Jani

2 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry Overview Malaysian cities: Vision vs Reality The alternative solution The challenges The outlook for Malaysia

3 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry “Clean air is a prerequisite for good quality of human life as well as for the health of animals and the avoidance of damage to plants, soils and buildings.” ~ Draft Structure Plan Kuala Lumpur 2020 ~

4 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry “…(City planners) must also ensure that the infrastructure, environment, city management and cultural, social community facilities meet the highest expectations of the majority of its residents, visitors and investors.” ~ Draft Structure Plan Kuala Lumpur 2020 ~ ~

5 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry The Reality

6 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry

7 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry

8 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry

9 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry

10 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry

11 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry

12 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry Clean Technology is not enough More than 30 years of emission reduction by tightened standards in U.S. do not guarantee healthy ambient air Increasing con and travel distances result from –unreasonable land-use –poor public transport –low fuel prices –loss of urban livability

13 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry Sustainable Urban Transport for Malaysia → enables all of us to meet our need to travel to our workplace, home and for recreational activities → efficiently → at a reasonable cost → through a sustainable use of resources → and without adverse impact on the environment

14 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry The challenges…

15 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry The challenges… Institutional- need to decentralize decision-making (increases commitment and accountability, widen scope for public participation, heighten transparency) land use planning- integrate environment, public and non motorized transport

16 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry Bad reputation of existing facilities- Higher priority for PT and NMT, raise awareness and demand improvements Low Public participation- Create more avenues for effective public involvement The challenges…

17 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry Cars parked on sidewalks or parking bays where sidewalk should be : a lack of respect for human dignity? Kajang Kuantan Klang Kuching

18 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry Kuantan Think about wheelchairs

19 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry Think about the blind Kuala Lumpur

20 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry Penalty for not using pedestrian bridge: - 1 st transgression, : RM 1000 or up to 3 months prison - 2 nd transgression, : RM 2000 and/or 6 months prison A very unused pedestrian bridge in Kuantan

21 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry Traffic congestion!

22 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry Hopeless situation?

23 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry River Walk is popular with locals and tourists and a focal point during cultural events Pedestrian-friendly traffic management innovations include raised road crossings Efforts to promote bicycles An alternative scenario

24 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry Top-level Support THE 2005 BUDGET SPEECH BY YAB DATO’ SERI ABDULLAH BIN HJ. AHMAD BADAWI PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF FINANCE INTRODUCING THE SUPPLY BILL (2005) IN THE DEWAN RAKYAT 10 SEPTEMBER 2004 Improving Efficiency of Public Transportation 31. The Government will implement measures to improve the efficiency of public transportation services to reduce the cost of doing business. Priority will be given to reducing traffic congestion, especially in major cities to avoid wastage of manpower and time, thereby increasing productivity. Savings in travel time will also enable the commuters to spend more quality time with their families. 32. Traffic congestion in the Klang Valley has worsened due to declining utilisation of public transport, particularly of buses, from 34 percent in 1985 to 16 percent currently. On the other hand, the use of private cars has increased significantly from 47 percent to 71 percent. 33. The Steering Committee on the Integration and Restructuring of the Public Transport System in the Klang Valley will undertake measures to increase the quality of light rail and existing bus services. Physical integration will be implemented to improve connectivity in public transport terminals, as well as the use of integrated ticketing and fare system. This will encourage greater use of public transportation, thereby reducing traffic congestion, particularly in Kuala Lumpur. The Government is aware of the importance of a comprehensive and efficient public transportation system in improving accessibility to job opportunities in urban centres for the low-income group living in the outskirts. 34. Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (SPNB) will be responsible for the building and financing of infrastructure. The operation of transport facilities will be undertaken by the newly established Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras (RAPID) KL. SPNB and RAPID KL are government-owned companies, which will be managed by professional team with expertise in public transportation. 35. The INSPAK Steering Committee will initiate the establishment of the Klang Valley Urban Transport Authority as the regulatory authority for public transport in the Klang Valley.

25 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry Other positive signs…

26 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry The Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation A Government to Government Project

27 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry The Partners in the Project: Department of Environment (DoE) – Putrajaya Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH – Eschborn/Germany - German Technical Cooperation -

28 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry Assistance offered Raise awareness for problems and the vicious cycle (general public, politicians) Assist in study design and implementation Promote and facilitate cooperation Support in bringing stakeholders together

29 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry The Procedure – The Kick-of-Workshop Support and facilitate a stakeholder workshop Discuss with relevant stakeholders (local government, State Government, Federal Government, NGOs, shop owners and others, Consumer Associations) problems and solutions from their point of view Achieve tangible results, i.e. a workplan with activities, responsibilities, tentative time schedules, required resources etc

30 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry The Procedure – The Study or Implementation Design Assist in the development of Terms of Reference which consider other than private vehicle elements Help in selection of local consulting companies Accompany the study development, give input to options and scenarios Help in making the approach visible and known to other cities

31 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry So remember…

32 Malaysian-German Technical Cooperation Air Pollution Control for Malaysian Cities: Transport and Industry.... and to cycle! Thank you for listening!!! Jarina Mohd Jani Tel:


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