The RM10 million elevated walkway linking Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and Hotel Impiana KLCC was recently opened to public. The facility is 142-metre long and five-metre wide fully covered with air-conditioned which is disabled- friendly and equipped with elevators and escalators at both ends.
The facility is part of a series of walkways linking retail and tourism trail between Bukit Bintang and KLCC under the Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley National Key Economic Area (NKEA) initiative.
Certainly, the facility will encourage the usage of using public transportation in Kuala Lumpur.
The facility will increase accessibility and mobility of commuters within the area and sooner or later users will find that it will be more convenient and cost saving to use public transport facilities within the Kuala Lumpur area.
Hopefully, the design and standard of pedestrian elevated walkway facilities will be provided also in other major cities in Malaysia.
The newly opened elevated walkway will for sure address the shortcoming of pedestrian overhead facilities as highlighted HERE. However, the local authority should be willing to spend the amount of money to construct such facilities.