More sheltered pedestrian ways for city
Posted on June 13, 2012, Wednesday
KOTA KINABALU: Plans are afoot to provide a sheltered walkway in the city centre for the convenience of the public.
Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir disclosed this after visiting the central market and the nearby areas with Deputy Chief Minister cum Minister of Resource Development and Information Technology Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai yesterday.
He said the State Government has given an allocation to the City Hall to construct a sheltered walkway along Jalan Tun Razak for a start.
The first phase of the project will cover areas at Sinsuran complex, the adjacent Bank Negara and Post Office and the Segama complex.
According to him, the work is part of City Hall’s effort to create a comfortable pedestrian network, eventually linking the various destinations and bus stops within the city centre.
Thanking Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman for the allocation, the mayor said the sheltered walkway is an effective approach towards encouraging the people to walk instead of driving to various short destinations, and eventually assist to reduce traffic congestion within the city in the long run.
The proposed sheltered walkway will eventually link the existing walkway already constructed at Api Api Center two years ago.
Once completed, the covered pedestrian walkway would provide a shelter for bus commuters to walk daily to and from the bus terminal at Wawasan Plaza to other parts of the city centre.
The covered walkway would also be fitted with lightings to brighten the area during the night.