Originally posted on World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities:
The following strategic commentary appeared in the form of a long letter responding to an invitation by the chief transport planner of Penang with the State Government Office to comment on a strategic presentation and commentary he was about to make at end year in Kuala Lumpur reflecting back on the Penang Transport Master Plan (2013-2030) carried out for the State by Halcrow and AKC Planning and published in a final version in October 2-12. Mr. Lim’s commentary. Cross Roads, Game Changers & Bulls’ Horns, is available here.
Update. My quick three-part personal “executive summary” some months later: (1) The original Halcrow plan was at best an earnest piece of competent if traditional professional work with some sensible recommendations but overall not up to the underlying strategic challenges and pressures that Penang is facing in the sector. (2) Mr. Lim’s commentary does a better job of…
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