I am referring to the speeding vehicles (mostly commercial vehicles) that residents of Glenmarie Cove have to contend with when we try to enter Jalan Teluk Gong.
The picture below hardly reflects the situation that we face on a daily basis but everyone will agree that it is always an anxious wait while we debate in our mind whether to step on the gas pedal or not. And what if a motor cycle were to dart across our path as we make that swerve?
Can there be a safer way to start our day?
A proposal by Glenmarie Cove Development Sdn Bhd to do something about the situation as part of an upgrade of the shoulder area has not materialized because of bigger plans by the authorities to upgrade Jalan Teluk Gong. This could take ages though. So while we wait for bigger and better things to come, and it may never happen, perhaps we can collectively do something about the situation.
I have spoken to an official at Majlis Perbandaran Klang about how to go about asking the authority to lay a couple of speed bumps on either side of the main exit/entrance to slow down the approaching vehicles. And it is a simple process!
All we need is a letter with as many signatures as possible and some pictures in support of the request. I guess the MPK wants assurance the bumps are something the residents really want.
So, let’s find out if we want speed bumps on either side as shown in the diagram below. If the support isn’t there, we’ll just drop it.
If you wish to support this (and please tell your neighbors if they are unaware of this blog, – this is to be a joint effort open to ALL residents.), then please go to Seri Santai and sign the ‘petition’. Look for a clipboard placed at the counter with the words ‘Speed Bump Project’ scrawled in the front.
You must provide your full name as in your identity card, your address in GC, your contact number in case MPK wants to randomly check that you are a bona fide resident, and sign of course. Encourage all adult family members to add to the list.
The sign-up sheets will be available from noon, Friday January 6, 2012 until 5:00 PM January 11, 2012.
Hope to see your name on the list.