THE Petaling Jaya City Council has introduced its first bicycle lane which is in Damansara Damai. The newly minted lane stretching 5.6km starts in Jalan PJU 10/1.
The effort is part of the council’s plans to link the city with a 56km bicycle lane.
The lanes which are marked in blue can also be used by cars and pedestrians.
Cycle racks were also created behind an eco-friendly bus stop on the road that leads to the Damansara Damai Urban Park.
At the opening of the lanes on Saturday, mayor Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman said the council’s enforcement officers would be patrolling the lane over the next few months to ensure cyclists are safe.
He said that the introduction of the lane will correspond with a new traffic dispersal scheme for the neighbourhood, that would be announced next week.
Roslan, however, urged motorists to avoid using the lanes.
“For now, we don’t have the power to stop motorists using the lane. However, vehicles parked there would be towed and compounds would be issued,” said Roslan.