100 Buses In 30 Days – The Day Of Reckoning

Rapid KL
Photo by Wuan.

A few concerned friends asked me over IM whether the 100 accessible buses have arrived and put into service. The Tuesday that just passed was exactly one month since the campaign by a group of wheelchair users to highlight the inaccessibility of public buses in Kuala Lumpur. I have no answer to that and I cannot say anything more than what I have written here. Malaysia Boleh? Hahahahaha…

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

2 thoughts on “100 Buses In 30 Days – The Day Of Reckoning”

  1. Could it have been 30 buses in 100years?!!!! You probably heard wrong and so did everyone present.Another fairy tale ending from bolehland!

  2. If you watched RTM 1 earlier tonight, and listened to the evasive answers given by Mr. Rein Westra, CEO / Executive Director of Rapid KL, you’ll realise that the 100 buses arriving in one month was just another case of talking the talk! They are not coming guys
    Westra praised you guys from BEAT though, he even said he loved you!!!!
    So you had better beat your drums harder and get the promise realised; but make sure that the 100 new buses are properly designed for wheelchair access, they need low floors, and a ‘kneeling’ capabilty to allow the kerbside of the buses to be low enough to enable access to wheelchair users and others who have walking difficulties via automatic almost horizontal ramps. Ramp are of no use if the floor is too high, and wheelchair lifts are impraticable.
    Suely Westra has seen these buses in Holland, if not he can have a look at them in his next door country Germany.

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