Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Petition to reduce maximum speed on Jalan Tanjong Bunga between Mercure Hotel and Hillside

Residents’ Petition to JKR to reduce maximum speed on Jalan Tanjong Bunga between Mercure Hotel and Hillside (Puncak Bukit Mutiara).

Traffic on Jalan Tanjong Bunga has multiplied over the last few years. It passes through a residential area with condominiums, schools, nurseries, hotels, restaurants, workshops, houses, bus stops, etc., which generate vehicle and pedestrian traffic onto this road. In addition, Jalan Tanjong Bunga has become a major cycling route in Penang.

 

 The section of Jalan Tanjong Bunga between Mercure Hotel and Hillside is only safe to drive at 50km/h maximum. The road surface is uneven and has narrowing lanes; there are sharp bends, adverse cambers and several hidden junctions (Diamond Villa entrance, other residential entrances, Penang Swimming Club, Diamond Villa hidden exit and Jalan Abbas turnings). Higher speeds are extremely dangerous and have resulted in many accidents in recent months, some of them very serious.