Brainstorming the Penang Transport Master Plan(s)

Penang MP Poster top illustrationDraft introduction: Welcome to a collaborative thinking exercise inviting  any and all who may have some questions about the focus, the vision and in the end the quality of future mobility services as being proposed and aggressively pushed by the state government of Penang. The central instrument for this group investigative process is a group of poster illustrations which combine simple images and a few telling words in order test our understanding of the Penang Transport Master Plan — all this as  prepared for the recent Gertak Sanggul Art Festival by Kin Yin and a group  of young collaborators (who will be identified shortly in the final section of this first presentation).

This young team has set out to challenge  our understanding of the PTMP (not an easy task), setting out the broad lines of the government program while at the same time asking some hard questions which need to be considered before any final commitments are made.

Your comments, reactions, questions?

You are invited to share your thoughts and questions on what you see here either (a) as a Comment, (b) alternatively via the supporting Facebook page at, or (c)  if you are participating in our great and rambling citizen WhatsApp conversation at, and from there either to the Sustainable Penang session, with copy if possible to me at +336 5088 0787. (The various illustrations are accompanied by section numbers, which may help you organize  your comments, clarifications, questions, challenges.)

Now let’s have a look at what the recent Gertak Sanggul Art Festival team have prepared to challenge our minds. Off we go!

1. What is the PTMP Master Plan

Penang MP Poster 1

2. PTMP Timeline

Penang MP Poster 2

3. Original/New Plan Comparison

Penang MP Poster 3

4. The way to improving the present Master Plan

Penang MP Poster 4

5. Is this the PTMP that we need?

Penang MP Poster 5


6. Is it serving the needy?

Penang MP Poster 7

7. Imbalanced service proposals

Penang MP Poster 6

8. Projection problems

Penang MP Poster 9

9. And more projection problems

Penang MP Poster 8

10. Incomplete briefing documentation and discussion

Penang MP Poster 10


11. Missing ecosystem issues

Penang MP Poster 11

12. Unasked and unanswered questions

Penang MP Poster 12

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Additional backgroun/references on this wide open collaborative project.

Key documents and libraries

Supporting Social Media

– – > Facebook
– – > WhatsApp
– – > LinkedIn
– – > Twitter
– – > Google +
– – > Academia Collection


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About the editor:

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Educated as a development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and international sustainability activist who has lived and worked in Paris since 1969. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport - . | Britton online:

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