Kuala Lumpur Bicycle Path

A local politician is looking to introduce more bicycle lanes in and around Kuala Lumpur, especially to public transport stations. In a report by The Sun Daily, Setiawangsa Member of Parliament, Datuk Ahmad Fauzi Zahari said such a move will encourage the use of bicycles as an alternative mode of transport.

This will also help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution in the federal capital. “If more bicycle lanes are built, it will make it easier for city folks to cycle to the bus and LRT stations to work. It also creates a healthy lifestyle as cycling can invigorate one’s body and mind,” said Ahmad Fauzi.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in August last year, announced that it will spend RM5 million to expand cycling paths in the federal capital. The expansion includes two more bike paths – a four-kilometre route from Wangsa Maju to Taman Melati and another two-kilometre stretch from Wangsa Maju to Taman Batu Muda.

It was also reported that a masterplan was also in place to expand the network of cycling paths in Cheras and Wangsa Maju. The move to promote the cycling culture among Malaysians also includes the ‘Kuala Lumpur Car-free Morning’ campaign, which was initiated by DBKL earlier this year. During the first and third Sunday of every month, from 7.30 to 9.30 am, several stretches of roads are opened to cyclists.