Barriers and Barricades to stop motorcycles.
(Contributed by A Resident from Phase 6)
(TMO & MPK PLEASE TAKE NOTE)
Below is a clipping of today's article in NST's Street's section. It features the use of Barriers and Barricades to stop the menace of motorcycles entering side lanes to prevent snatch thefts and muggings. It was erected by the Bangsar Baru Residents Association (also BBRA). We would like to highlight it as a measure that we can adopt for our Park to prevent crazy motorcyclist from using the park as a race track.
No barrier to residents' joy
2009/05/25 The New Straits Times - Dawn Chan
KUALA LUMPUR: The barricades are up in Bangsar Baru and residents are happy with them.
The Bangsar Baru Residents Association (BBRA) has given City Hall a pat on the back for responding swiftly to their request to put up the barriers at the side lanes to prevent snatch thefts and muggings.Association honorary secretary Prem Kumar Nair said City Hall workers started installing the barriers early last week, a mere two months after the association came up with the proposal.A total of four side lanes connecting Jalan Telawi and Jalan Terasek 4 are no longer accessible to traffic. Streets had reported on April 9 about plans to turn Bangsar Baru, one of the city's most popular neighbourhoods, into a tightly-guarded and gated community.The move, which includes the closure of some of the lanes, has been proposed as one of the ways to curb snatch thefts and muggings in the area, especially in the side lanes and back lanes around the busy Jalan Telawi business centre.The BBRA security committee had put forward four proposals to combat the rising crime rate following discussions between the police and residents.The other proposals include having an additional permanent closure of the entry point into Jalan Telawi 7 and 8 and Lorong Terasek Kanan from Jalan Telawi. It was suggested that gantries should be installed with guards manning them round the clock. The committee also proposed barricading eight entry points in Jalan Terasek, Jalan Terasek 7 and 8, and Jalan Telawi 6, 7, 8 and 9, with gantries placed at each of these entry points, including one in Lorong Terasek Kanan.There were, however, concerns that some of the proposals would cause further traffic congestion and add to the parking woes in the area.