Petaling Jaya Mayor Datin Paduka Alinah Ahmad launched the Park & Ride project at Asia Jaya LRT Station today.
This initiative is a part of ‘Petaling Jaya – ‘Sustainable by 2030’ strategic plan towards a sustainable city.
In her speech, Alinah said, “MBPJ works closely with all stakeholders including residents’ associations and NGOs towards realising this sustainable plan.
5 Park & Ride sites
The five (5) Park & Ride sites are located at the Paramount LRT Station, Taman Bahagia LRT Station, Kelana Jaya LRT Station, Taman Jaya LRT Station, and Asia Jaya LRT Station.
The ‘Park & Ride’ sites will have a total of 2,467 parking spaces, 12 OKU parking spaces within every station, ramps, and covered walkways with talk-tiles.
Other than the Park & Ride project, Petaling Jaya City Council also encourages residents to use public transport such as the community buses and shuttle buses servicing two buss hubs at Jalan Othman, Old town and PJS 3/2, South Petaling Jaya.
Petaling Jaya’s population increased from 500,000 in the year 2010 to 630,000 in 2013. This impressive 25 percent increase is attributed to its close proximity to the capital’s business center.
The city council had taken early initiative in 2008 with its first Liveable City Seminar to empower local communities and related government agencies to come up with the “Citizen’s Documentation” endorsed by the participants, which covered eight primary sectors of security, economy, public transport, accessible city, good governance, community development and policy formulation.