As promised, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is in the midst of preparing a Kuala Lumpur pedestrian and bicycle master plan, which it says will be completed soon. According to the Federal Territories ministry, the new plan and its elements will ensure safe, comfortable and efficient pathways for pedestrians and cyclists in the city, Bernama reports.

“The scope for the preparation of the pedestrian and bicycle master plan comprise the physical and non-physical aspects,” the ministry said in a written reply to a question posed at the Dewan Rakyat.

“The physical aspect means carrying out the feasibility study on land use, network plans and preparation of infrastructure and facilities, while non-physical aspect means preparing the proposal for awareness, safety, enforcement and community engagement programmes,” it added.

The ministry said that DBKL will ensure that these pathways will meet the highest standards possible and follow internationally-recognised guidelines and comply with national laws.

The study is a response to the controversy surrounding lane separators installed earlier this year on blue cycling corridor lanes in the city centre. Protests were brought forward over the implementation of these bicycle lanes arose after it was alleged the lane separators used were a danger to other road users, notably motorcyclists.