SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

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    Introduction

Transport becomes sustainable only when it does not harm the environment or uses fuel from renewable sources. In terms of human mobility, this means more use of public transport (including integrated mobility services), and non-motorised modes of transport like walking and cycling. For movement of goods, rail freight is more fuel efficient than trucking.

The effort towards achieving sustainable transport include technological improvements of cars and lorries, fuels and infrastructure. However, using vehicles more efficiently (higher load factor for lorries, and fewer single occupancy private vehicles) would be a good start towards a smarter use of transport.


Public Transport : RapidPenang Bus Depot, Georgetown

A sustainable transport is one that

(i) is safe, economically viable, and socially acceptable access to people, places, goods and services;

(ii) meets the objectives for health and environmental quality, e.g., those set forward by the World Health Organisation for air pollutants and noise;

(iii) protects ecosystems by avoiding exceedances of critical loads and levels for ecosystem integrity, e.g., those defined by the UN ECE for acidification, eutrophication, and ground-level ozone; and

(iv) does not aggravate adverse global phenomena, including climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, and the spread of persistent organic pollutants.

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    Projects

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STOP

Creating Awareness among Urban Malaysian to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) Emissions through Sustainable Transport Options

There is an urgent need for Malaysians to curb further emissions from all sectors, including the transport and urban household sectors. If the demand for energy and electricity continues to rise unabated, we may see the increase of coal-fired power plants which will result in even higher levels of CO2 emissions.

In the mid 1980s, public transport seems to have been pushed into the back seat. Coincidentally, at this juncture, the Malaysian National Car project was launched. The Federal Government instituted the consolidation of public bus companies in the Klang Valley area, while the speedy (but notoriously unsafe) pink Mini buses were taken off the roads of Kuala Lumpur.

The objective of this project is to create awareness among urban Malaysian to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions through sustainable transport options.

Methodology

1. Survey of “Good Driving Practices” and “Vehicle Maintenance”;
2. Survey of Public Transport;

3. Signing-up Participants
- Corporate Partners

    a. Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd
    b. DIGI Telecommunication Sdn Bhd
    c. Shell (Cyberjaya)
    d. ICI Paints (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

- Community Participation

    a. Community of Shah Alam
    b. Community of Subang Jaya
    c. Community around Klang Valley

Materials

The following are available in English and Bahasa Malaysia, unless specified:

1. User Manual;
2. Booklet;
3. Posters;
4. Flyer;
5. Interactive CD;
6. Powerpoint Presentations;
- Overview for prospective collaborators/partners
- Climate Change and Tranportation: What is YOUR Action?
7. T-shirts;
8. Banner/buntings;
9. Calendar 2011 (English only).

1-day Seminar

CETDEM organised a 1-day Sustainable Transport Seminar on 24 November at Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya. This event was a forum for CETDEM to gather the respective stakeholders (who include the 4 corporate collaborating organisations, individual STOP participants).

Each Project Liaison Officer from PBAPP, ICIPM and Digi gave a short presentation of their participation. The Project Coordinator and Project Officer then shared the outcome of the STOP Project.

Sustainable Transport Option Project (STOP) is a project managed by CETDEM and co-financed by SGP GEF Malaysia. Project began on 1 October 2008 and ended in December 2010

Click here for UNDP GEF SGP webpage on STOP Project

Click here to read more about STOP Project

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PJ-EcoMobility

Creating People Centric Ecomobility Recreational Park giving Preference to Sustainable Transport Options

An 16-month Awareness and Action Project co-funded by UNDP/GEF SGP

Objectives

The primary objective of the project is to re-establish the meaning of Good Mobility by Creating People Centric Ecomobility Recreational Park giving Preference to Sustainable Transport Options.

This project will raise the awareness and build capacity of various categories of urban Malaysians to assess their respective energy usage for transport in order to motivate them to reduce their use of transport to sustainable levels, thereby also lowering their greenhouse gas [GHG] emissions and their climate change carbon footprints. It is important that this message be brought to adults as well as children.

The primary project location is Taman Jaya Recreational Park situated in Petaling Jaya City, Selangor (3°06′23.0″N, 101°38′57.8″E).

Location map of Taman Jaya Recreational Park

Materials

1. Posters


Catchy and effective theme posters on EcoMobility

2. Brochures: An introduction to EcoMobility

3. T-shirt

Picture


Group photo at Taman Jaya Recreational Park

Click here to read more about PJ-EcoMobility Project

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