KUALA LUMPUR- Busy traffic is often famous at ss15, Subang Jaya.Traffic jams are now a major problem in most cities. However it seems that people are not prepared to give up their cars and other use of forms of transport. Busy traffic at ss15, Subang Jaya is due to mainly commercial lots, colleges, entertainment and food stalls such as Asia Cafe. Colleges such as Taylors and Inti and fast food outlets such as Mcdonalds, Starbucks and Burger King has made the traffic even worst
Currently, the traffic in that area is blocked off to public traffic to enable MPSJ contractors to re-draw parking lines, road directional signs and put in new ‘No Entry’ signage. But beware! The redrawing of parking bays has turned the road in front of the SS15 wet market and Asia Cafe into a narrow lane, just fitting one car’s width, presumably to deter motorist from double parking in that area. And because the road condition at this spot is quite bad, with potholes, you can bet that traffic will slow over this lane considerably, thereby, in turn, slowing all traffic flow entering into this area. I cant understand why MPSJ cannot re-tar this road in front of the wet market first before re-drawing the parking lines. The road condition has been deteriorating for a few years now but the authorities couldn’t be bothered to rectify it.
All the franchise outlet brings up a lot of noise and air pollution as well.Due to heavy traffic, the air would be really dusty and sooty which creates an unhealthy environment to the public. It is not just about the traffic jam only, it;s also about the parking problem where many people find it very difficult to find parking at SS15. The MPSJ has not done anything to provide parking good parking spaces for the public. All the commercial lots at SS15 are not planned properly because they are lack of expertise. Therefore this would lead to heavy traffic congestion in SS15.
Many people park illegally at the side of the road blocking other people’s car especially students which would lead to a heavy traffic at SS15. The MPSJ is taking this advantage in summoning them with a certain amount of price that they have to pay. It is wrong that there are not enough parking spaces because people park at their own risk along the road where the width of the road becomes narrower. Therefore this increases the traffic and slows down the traffic flow.
The one way traffic in this area could actually improve traffic IF everyone observes the new traffic flow and direction. The MPSJ needs to redirect the traffic and make it a one way road in certain roads at peak hours. As an example, from 7 a.m to 9 p.m and from 1p.m to 4 p.m. This will lesson the traffic and would not create any noise or air pollution at any time. Secondly, the MPSJ also should find a way to build a parking complex nearby. This would help to solve the problem which is the noise and air pollution. The government should also provide traffic police’s in SS15 in order not to have any traffic congestion’s during the peak hours. They should also built more parking spaces so that the MPSJ would stop summoning the vehicles.Only in this way,we can see a more quiet and cleaner city than before.