Penang shouldn’t follow Klang Valley road-building frenzy

A short comment piece by MBPP councillor Dr Lim Mah Hui:

I welcome Roger Teoh’s comments on my article “Road to folly: Will building more roads resolve traffic congestion” as a healthy debate over an issue of great importance. Continue reading “Penang shouldn’t follow Klang Valley road-building frenzy”

The Curitiba model: Towards a sustainable, liveable community and city

MBPP councillor Dr Lim Mah Hui made this address at the full council meeting of the Penang Island City Council on 30 May 2016:

Today I wish to share with you a short video on Curitiba, a medium sized city of 2m in eastern Brazil that transformed itself into one of the most liveable in the world. In 2010, it was given the Global Sustainable City Award. Continue reading “The Curitiba model: Towards a sustainable, liveable community and city”

Jalan ke arah kebodohan: Adakah pembinaan lebih banyak jalanraya akan menyelesaikan kesesakan lalulintas?

Diterjemahkan dari rencana asal oleh Dr Lim Mah Hui, ahli majlis, Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang: Continue reading “Jalan ke arah kebodohan: Adakah pembinaan lebih banyak jalanraya akan menyelesaikan kesesakan lalulintas?”

Road to folly: Will building more roads solve traffic congestion?

MBPP councillor Dr Lim Mah Hui has written the following comment piece:

Conventional belief is wrong

Conventional belief has it that widening roads will reduce traffic congestion. This is still the mindset of our engineers and political leaders. But conventional wisdom is time and again proved factually wrong. Continue reading “Road to folly: Will building more roads solve traffic congestion?”

Penang Botanic Garden: Expert panel’s final report

Several structural constraints were identified in a final report of an expert review panel on the development and management of the Penang Botanic Garden in 2009.

The following is the executive summary. Continue reading “Penang Botanic Garden: Expert panel’s final report”