I wrote back in Oct 2010, about the Greater KL MRT project and really warmed up to that idea. Not only does it address a few issues that we are currently facing (traffic jams, air pollutions) it also open possibilities for the commuters. Though the new MRT does not cover all area of Greater KL, but the shuttle service does make up for it. But, this doesn’t come without a price. I expect once the MRT project completed, the tariff will be increased as well as the time it takes to commute (due to the increase number of stations).
So how can we reduce the time and cost to commute. The answer will be bicycles 🙂
Being an ex-commuter myself, I always find it difficult and time consuming whenever I had to transfer line or taking a bus eventhough sometimes, the destination is just a few blocks away and walking would be not an options. Imagine yourself reaching your destination all sweaty! You wouldn’t want that right 😉
With bicycles, not only you don’t need to spend your time waiting for your shuttle (especially on peak hours when its jam-packed with human sardines!) you get your daily exercise and also save cost 🙂 But, I wonder whether is it possible to bring bicycles on LRT.
So, with that in mind, I sent an email to RAPIDKL to seek an answer. I’m very pleased with RAPIDKL CSC as they always reply your questions or feedback quite fast. This is what I receive from them.
Though, the answer is not what I was hoping for (I was thinking of bringing a mountain bike on it though :D) but I guess this will do for the time being. Once, more and more people are looking for this kind of options, they can’t just leave it be and I bet they will start re-think about this. Lets hope we will see this in near future.
Note: The current KL city infra is not really bicycle friendly (no bicycles parking nor bicycles alley), so be very careful on the road and always practice a safe travel. Wear protective gears and always aware of the surroundings. Have and have a safe journey 🙂