Penang Bicycle Master Plan


The Penang government together with the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) are working towards making Penang a cycling haven for cyclists.

Riding on the concept of green connectivity, the state and the local council were looking at completing the 200km-long bicycle lanes as indicated in the Penang Bicycle Master Plan.

As of now, 90% or about 180km-long bicycle lanes have been completed on the Penang island.

MBPP mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang said the council would continue to enhance cycling facilities on the island to provide a ‘healthier mode of transportation’ for the people.

“Penang is one of the bicycle-friendly states in the country. About 180km-long bicycle lanes have been completed, out of which 40km-long bicycle lanes are dedicated bicycle lanes,” he told a press conference at Gurney Drive today.

Yew said the 2.5km-long bicycle lane from Tesco Tanjung Pinang to Flamingo Hotel By The Beach was currently being built.

“We are thinking of how to connect the bicycle lane from Tanjung Bungah to Batu Ferringhi or Teluk Bahang as the road leading to Batu Ferringhi is quite narrow. The route is popular among the community of cyclists.



“Hence, the plan to have an Ecodeck structure is introduced. The Ecodeck will provide a safer passage for cyclists and pedestrians who want to travel from Tanjung Bungah to Batu Ferringhi.

“According to the plan, the Ecodeck will have a width of 3.5m; where 2m is dedicated for bicycles and 1.5m for pedestrians.

“The Ecodeck can either be projected as a cantilever or on stilts,” Yew added.

Penang Local Government, Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said he would be requesting some funds from the Federal Government via its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin to support the Ecodeck project.

“The northern part of the Penang island coastal road is rather narrow, so we have to build the Ecodeck which is going to cost quite a substantial sum.

“The estimated cost of the 6km Ecodeck project is around RM40 million.

“The project consists of two stretches – from Shamrock Beach to Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, and another from Shamrock Beach to Flamingo Hotel By The Beach,” Jagdeep said.

He then gave an update on the bicycle lane project from Tesco Tanjung Pinang to Gurney Wharf; which is also part of the concept of green connectivity.


Source: Buletin Mutiara

  1. Internation
    January 4th, 2019 at 11:34 | #1

    What’s the use of Ecodeck when the old/dilapidated narrow road collapses in no time ?

  2. MAtRempit
    January 4th, 2019 at 13:57 | #2

    Thanks , we will make it as race track. Haha

  3. Optimus
    January 4th, 2019 at 15:58 | #3

    good for bicycle rempit

  4. PityMe
    January 5th, 2019 at 08:25 | #4

    Well placed shaded areas will be great.

  5. Wow
    January 6th, 2019 at 12:16 | #5

    This going to kill a person marriage soon. Our friend Johnny will give up his wife for the sake of cycling. He will spent all his hard earned money and time just for cycling and IRON man event, and his wife is crying foul to seek for legal take over for the kids and divorce.

    For sure he love the cycling over the family, Oh My God.

  6. Gabriel
    January 7th, 2019 at 13:29 | #6

    Island this, island that. Why no such thing on the mainland? Pulau Pinang consist of an island as well as the vast land on the mainland.
    So frustrated with this government…

  7. Oh nice
    January 8th, 2019 at 11:35 | #7

    plenty of space in mainland, why do you need dedicated bicycle lane..?

  8. Gabriel
    January 8th, 2019 at 13:00 | #8

    @Oh nice
    For safety of course! I’m a cyclist and I honestly wish that I do not have to share the roads with lorries and buses. Dedicated cycling lane will be appreciated here on the mainland.

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