SUBANG Jaya’s first bicycle lane should be ready for use by September.
The two-way bicycle lane from USJ 4 to USJ 12 is 1.2m in width per lane (2.4m for two-way lane) and spans 2.4km.
Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh said construction, which began in June 6, was expected to be completed by Aug 31.
“We have received requests from residents asking for the introduction of a bicycle lane.
“This site was chosen as there are many trees here and it has less traffic than Persiaran Tujuan.
“We decided to build on one side of the road as we would have to relocate the lamp posts if the lane is built on both sides,” she said in a press conference at the project site recently.
The project costs of RM520,000 will be borne by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ).
There will be a bicycle parking area at a field nearby with space for 12 bicycles.
“There are two schools and a mosque in USJ 4 and two schools in USJ 12, hence students will also be able to utilise the bicycle lane,” Yeoh said.
USJ 3/2 Residents Association chairman Victor Loo and USJ 3/4 Rukun Tetangga pro tem chairman Tan Yeng Yap welcomed the introduction of the bicycle lane.
Loo said he would cycle with his son, a pupil of SK Seri Selangor in USJ 4, once the project was completed.
“I have been cycling for two years and initially started cycling as part of the neighbourhood watch programme.
“Having a dedicated lane would ensure the safety of cyclists and encourage more people to take up this activity,” he said.
Tan initially took up cycling as a form of exercise, but will now cycle as a means of transportation to nearby places.
“I prefer cycling to places like the convenience store to minimise my carbon footprint and reduce congestion,” he said.