MBI is upgrading many roads and pedestrian walkways in the city. The walkways along Jalan Dato’ Onn Jaafar in front of the Store Department Store has been upgraded. The pedestrian walkway has been built with gradient when it meets cross roads to enable people to walk comfortably. Wheelchair-bound people can also use the walkway.
Railings have been installed in front of the Taxi Lane for passengers to queue up and it also provides safety especially for children, preventing them from running onto the road.
The sad part is MBI does not practice this good design in all locations. New pedestrian walkways were constructed along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak (Maxwell Road). Here the pedestrian walkway terminates at right angle to the road. Pedestrians have to walk up and down. The walkways have short spans and this is inconvenient especially for senior citizens. People were happy when the pedestrian walkway was constructed in this busy road but only to find out it is not user-friendly.
MBI must modify this and have a standard specification for construction of pedestrian walkways.