KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — All road concessionaires have been instructed to provide motorcycle shelters at certain locations for the comfort of motorcyclists.
As such, the Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) is suggesting that the construction of a safe motorcycle shelter be one of the requirements for the concessionaries.
In a statement today, the Works Ministry said the design of a motorcycle shelter would be based on the safety of motorcyclists.
Meanwhile, the Public Works Department (JKR) agreed that the matter should be given serious thought especially at the design stage, where social impact has to be a norm in design parameters and assessments.
JKR also believe special bike lanes should be constructed, in addition to building shelters, in view of an increasing statistic of accidents involving motorcyclists.
The department expressed concern to build these shelters as many motorcyclists were seen taking shelter under bridges or underpass, thus inviting danger as these are not convenient places to take shelter.
The department prepared two guidelines on motorcycles, namely the design of motorcycle facilities and a geometric design for motorcycle lanes.
The statement said all future road design and construction has to incorporate these safety elements for motorcyclists as well as other road users. — Bernama