According to a report by Bernama, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will replace the rubber separators on the city’s new cycling lanes with flexible posts (flexi-posts). Just a few days ago, DBKL announced it will remove the rubber separators as they posed a danger to road users.

“The flexi-post bicycle lane separators with high security features will also serve as reflectors at night to alert road users. This is to ensure the safety of road users, especially at night and to make sure only bicycles are allowed onto these special lanes,” said DBKL executive director of project management Datuk Mahadi Che Ngah.

With the flexi-posts, motorists would be able to see the new lane separators at several areas along the 11.9-km bicycle route. The rollout of the posts will be done in stages across two weeks, as there is currently a shortage of flexi-posts.

“The rubber separators which were installed along just three kilometres of the bicycle route have been removed for the safety of road users. The lane will reopen to cyclists on February 1,” Mahadi added.