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pcyeoh
02-07-2005, 10:50 PM
Not many of you would have realised that the new traffic system in Taipan was implemented at 12.00 midnight on 1st July. This afternoon when I tried to park my car next to the Ampang Yong Tau Hoo I realised that the the parking lot has been reorientated. To my horror, I found out that I have just driven against the traffic. Then it dawned upon me that overnight, MPSJ has introduced a one way street system in Taipan without telling a single soul living outside Taipan. I was told by the shops owners that they have received flyers informing them about this new traffic system. I then called up Mr Yap Yun Fatt, a MPSJ councillor and our ADUN for Subang Jaya and both of them said that they were equally in the dark. MPSJ have informed the shopowners that come 4th of July, they will start enforcing the traffic system meaning they expect the road users to be familiar with the system between 2nd and 4th July. This afternoon traffic was quite chaotic with some near misses and middle fingers showing. There was neither any MPSJ enforcement officers nor policemen to guide the motorists during this initial period. I found that it is very dangerous to be in Taipan just now when those ignorant motorists would take corners without knowing that they were driving against the traffic. I just wonder what the situation will be come like come Monday morning.

The traffic signs such as the NO ENTRY sign is so inconspicuous placed and the ONE WAY STREET blue arrow is so pathetically drawn. Luckily the arrows drawn on the road is clear cut. Only the main roads are affected by the changes.

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Map of Taipan

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Inconspicuous NO ENTRY sign at McDonald

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One way towards Maybank along the road Jalan 10/1E where Berry Cake House is.

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One way towards Burger King along Jalan USJ 10/1B where Maybank is.

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One way towards RHB Bank along USJ 10/1 where Watson and Herbs n Food are. Notice the white arrows drawn on the road.

kwchang
02-07-2005, 11:56 PM
Thanks PC.
And I would say well done to MPSJ for the one-way streets. At least we may not get jams due to double parking.
However, I do note that in Uptown Damansara, where they have implemented a one-way circuit years ago, they have problems with triple-parking ! Let's hope it don't get to that level over here.

pcyeoh
03-07-2005, 11:32 AM
From my initial observation, motorists at the junction at Jalan USJ 10/1E and 1B where Starbuck is have to be extra cautious especially when turning right. The problem is traffic coming out from the multi storey car park at Jalan USJ 10/1D are not told that they can't turn left. There is an absence of the ONE WAY STREET and the NO TURN LEFT signs and many are found just doing that. Traffic coming out from this junction are only allowed to turn right and flow with the traffic or else they will be criss crossing with those traffic at Starbuck turning right and accidents are bound to happen.

There is one disadvantage of this new system. I find that whenever someone wants to get out of the parking lot, it holds back the whole traffic. This is because of the double or even triple parking resulting in only one lane flow.

MPSJ should take the following measures which I have already informed them immediately.

1. Announce and publicise the new system. Even their own website is silent about this. If it needs to be, hang a banner across the road at the junction where it has changed into a ONE WAY STREET. Some people are blind.

2. Assign and deploy their enforcement officers to direct the traffic for the next two weeks.

3. Improve on the placement of the road signs. The NO ENTRY sign at McDonald can hardly be seen as it is not at 'line of sight."

4. Place more "Jalan Sehala" signs at every T-junction so that those exiting know where to turn. This includes at all side lane exits.

5. Change the rate of parking charges at the multi storey car park to encourage more people to park there. Eg. Charge a flat rate of
RM 1.00 instead of the current RM 2.00 but offer them only to those using Touch n Go card for parking after 6pm.

By the way one word of caution to all pedestrians. When crossing the one way street, don't assume that there won't be vehicle coming from your left or your right. Yesterday, one person was nearly knocked down by one asshole who was driving against the traffic.

Any other suggestions or advices?

JoeJaffar
04-07-2005, 08:02 AM
yeah.. was in taipan twice over the weekend.. and drove against traffic both times. somehow, there aren't enough signs telling which part of the one-way traffic begins, and where it ends. and there was no announcement about the changes to the traffic system. both times i was there, traffic was chaotic. partly due to the new system, and partly to double-parked cars. Another problem could be at 10/1B, because the traffic from 10/1C, 10/1D & 10/1E are all channelled to 10/1B.

fonzie
04-07-2005, 08:49 AM
Yeah....pathetic the whole exercise (of going 0ne-way) was not properly co-ordinated..

Must be the long weekend pasal.....everybody who is somebody (or anybody) was enjoying their weekends and don't give a hoot to this thingy...

Sometimes I am amazed at the MPSJ workings....I have posted in the past on some paradoxes of its workings here many moons ago. I was about to post a big thank you to its work on paved walkways around the neighbourhood recently....until I went for dinner last night and drive smack into this embarassing, dangerous, annoying (you fill in the rest...) situation..

Nevertheless, give merit where merit is due...thank you MPSJ for the paved walkways...

Now please do something sensible to the one-way street thingy...!!!
For sure, MPSJ you have my support on this thingy...just don't mess it up..!

Rgds,
FonZie

HTH
04-07-2005, 10:04 AM
However, I do note that in Uptown Damansara, where they have implemented a one-way circuit years ago, they have problems with triple-parking ! Let's hope it don't get to that level over here.

If it can happen, it will happen.

I don't like to go to Taipan, mainly because of the traffic. I hope this will ease the traffic a bit. But i thnk what's gonna happen is, like kwchang said, triple parking. Since it's a one way street, motorist will realised they only need to ensure one car can pass thru. They'll be double/triple parking on both side of the road.

How about the entry/exit junctions (near Rozel, StanChart, & near McD)? Are they turned into one way street as well?

pcyeoh
04-07-2005, 10:51 AM
How about the entry/exit junctions (near Rozel, StanChart, & near McD)? Are they turned into one way street as well?

The traffic system at these places remains unchanged. If motorists start to use more of the external main roads such as Jalan Perpaduan, Jalan Ikhlas and Jalan Bakti (see map) which created this Taipan Triangle to get where they are heading to, then the traffic flow will even be smoother. I think traffic at these junctions can be further improved by reversing the existing one way street to prevent criss crossing of the traffic here.

Chermaine
04-07-2005, 11:43 AM
Friday evening, accident almost happen at the junction where Std Char and HSBC is...cars into Taipan refused to stop, cars going out waiting to go never have the chance..till this lady drove a kancil couldn't care anymore, go ahead and car from the main road, emergency break and gave her the "apalah lu" sign both the driver and passenger....hmm.....hubby was saying very soon cars would not allow to go out from this junction or traffic will change....when things happen.

Yesterday parked infront of Herbs N Food. Noticed the traffic was so terrible and mad. Drivers from Burgers King towards Herbs N Food come in 3 lanes....cars still come in from HSL direction towards Burgers King.....all jam up. Middle fingure sign la...all sort of sign .....Both of us (me and husband) was laughing and thinking.....haizzzzz.......what a scene here we see in Taipan on Sunday afternoon. Now I know all because of the "JALAN SEHALA" :p

isarahim
04-07-2005, 12:13 PM
If someone attempts to double park in London, it will only take a few minutes before the car is lifted away. That's what I'd like to see home as well.

tan_r
04-07-2005, 12:36 PM
... it will only take a few minutes before the car is lifted away. That's what I'd like to see home as well.
Over here it will take the same few minutes to blow a whistle. Becos of this give chance attitude - a national problem, the law abiding ones suffer.

patrick
04-07-2005, 02:13 PM
I find this whistle blowing thing absolutely ridiculous!! Does the law have to blow the whistle at a bank robber and say "Hey stop it. Otherwise I will arrest you because that is against the law!"? So....what's the difference?? Mindless regulation...this whistle blowing.. Hokkien would say something like "Ho cho mm cho..!"

Ski
04-07-2005, 03:28 PM
Over here it will take the same few minutes to blow a whistle. Becos of this give chance attitude - a national problem, the law abiding ones suffer.

The unlawbiding drivers dont mind breaking laws and causing a nusicance cos they dont mind the fine as they got jalan to squash or get it reduced :mad:

RolyPoly
06-07-2005, 02:29 PM
A few roads in Taipan has been changed to one-way street.
Yet many are unaware of it. As a result, Taipan has been chaotic and traffic became worst, especially when ignorant driver still drive as though the streets are two-ways. Thus, the change has not improve traffic condition in Taipan but made it worst! :(

MPSJ should have a big banner painted to inform public of this change and placed the banners on main section of Taipan. Sigh!!! Thought our council would know simple solution as this but...............................what to say!!

aroki
06-07-2005, 02:37 PM
plse check this thread (http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/showthread.php?t=8262) by Mr.PC yeoh JKP for Zone3.

isarahim
06-07-2005, 02:39 PM
In London, just as in central Singapore, double parkers will lose their car just within a few minutes, and they will have to pick them up at a fee in a godforsaken suburb. The car-lift-away crews are so efficient now they can clear a complete street in just 10-15 minutes.

I think that's what we need!

aroki
06-07-2005, 02:40 PM
If someone attempts to double park in London, it will only take a few minutes before the car is lifted away. That's what I'd like to see home as well.
last month in London, saw one guy assault the parking meter attendant who was giving him a ticket for parking at a double line...near the queensway tube station. and that very night there was a scoop on tv on parking meter attendants taking bribes. ;)

mad1126
07-07-2005, 09:31 AM
A few roads in Taipan has been changed to one-way street.
Yet many are unaware of it. As a result, Taipan has been chaotic and traffic became worst, especially when ignorant driver still drive as though the streets are two-ways. Thus, the change has not improve traffic condition in Taipan but made it worst! :(
MPSJ should have a big banner painted to inform public of this change and placed the banners on main section of Taipan. Sigh!!! Thought our council would know simple solution as this but...............................what to say!!

Yup I agree went to taipan yesterday night got middle finger pointed at me and my my my I'm on the correct lane :mad: no chance to point back :o

yong
07-07-2005, 10:11 AM
Watchout! The traffic system in Taipan in now oneway!

I have'nt been to Taipan for quite sometime and last night I was caught in the wrong direction, so are lots of driver.

Please be careful and look out for the "no entry" sign and the marking on the road.

kwchang
07-07-2005, 10:42 AM
There were 2 new threads on the same topic. I have taken the liberty to merge all of them into this thread.

isarahim
07-07-2005, 12:11 PM
last month in London, saw one guy assault the parking meter attendant who was giving him a ticket for parking at a double line...near the queensway tube station. and that very night there was a scoop on tv on parking meter attendants taking bribes. ;)

Yeah, I've seen and read about a few funny incidents too...the attendants tend to go in groups of 3 or 4 these days...especially since most of them are women...and sure London is not free from this 'entry level' corruption either...

Alexius Lim
07-07-2005, 02:13 PM
In London, just as in central Singapore, double parkers will lose their car just within a few minutes, and they will have to pick them up at a fee in a godforsaken suburb. The car-lift-away crews are so efficient now they can clear a complete street in just 10-15 minutes.

I think that's what we need!

:eek: Yup... saw it happened, with my own eyes... FLYING BEEMERS... :D Bugger went into the Natwest Bank on the corner of Kensington for about a minute and next thing you know :D the lift-away crew was handling a flying brand new BEEMER onto the flattop of the truck.... Now thats efficiency... :p

fRaNkY
07-07-2005, 05:59 PM
Do not know if anyone notice. That you can no longer turn left from Honda showroom to get to RHB and Nanking Restaurant.... at Taipan

They just put a no entry sign and re draw the parking bays....

Anyone know when was this done?

Didnt see any posting here....

pcyeoh
07-07-2005, 06:44 PM
Do not know if anyone notice. That you can no longer turn left from Honda showroom to get to RHB and Nanking Restaurant.... at Taipan

They just put a no entry sign and re draw the parking bays....

Anyone know when was this done?

Didnt see any posting here....

This is what the Hokkien says "Kuah boh lor" or see no road. Strangely Franky, you are not the only one saying this. Do you know 2 people started a similar thread when I have started one just one day after it was implemented. Anyway Chang has consolidated all the 3 thread into one and<strike> I believe this one will also have to go in that direction - one way street.</strike>

kwchang
07-07-2005, 11:49 PM
Simply amazing, how 3 people could not find the relevant threads on the one-way streets. So Franky, I had to merge your new thread to this one as well. If people can move like this in the Forum, we can't blame those people who drive the wrong way in Taipan :)

gtl
08-07-2005, 09:26 AM
was in taipan yesterday night, i think MPSJ is real stupid, not enough road signs to guide motorist, i wud suggest we avoid going to taipan for the next few weeks, it is total chaos. cars going the wrong way and driving pretty fast too.

to me the most dangerous junction is the one at starbucks, no signs to show that cars/moto are not allowed to turn left (unlike previously) and only can turn right on a one way road.

i have tried to look for road signs, they are too small and too few. don't know how many accidents before the govt do something "properly".

chookyan
08-07-2005, 09:40 AM
Yeah! it is stupid - signboards are so SMALL. This morning after my fix of teh halia and vadai at Sri Pandai, on the way out, a lady in a Pajero going against traffic wanted to bang into me inspite of me flashing and pointing that this is a 1 way street. Got mad just brake in the middle waiting to be banged, she just don't give a damn and speed off. Perhaps our YB Lee Hwa Beng should get MPSJ to fix bigger signboards and at least sent their "PENGUATKUASA" there at peak hours to control traffic instead of the "PENGUATKUASA" hanging out at Mamak bistro with the vest on! :p . Just curious, coverting into one way street is the police approval needed or MPSJ can do it when they like???? :cool:

yong
08-07-2005, 09:54 AM
SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP!!!!

I was in Taipan yesterday evening and lots of driver are still not aware of the new one way.

Please do something before things get worse.

The authority could place some big and visible sign board at the "no entry" area, at least for a month or so for people to be aware of it.

The same problem happens in USJ 16, though without additional sign, drivers are aware of the one way now. But that was just a small area with light traffic.

ivanhow
09-07-2005, 02:27 AM
Come Saturday, which is a banking day.... Just expect the unexpected!! :eek:

Avoid the mess, get out of Taipan's one-way-streets at least for the late morning of Saturday... When it can happen, it will... Just be prepared for the worst... :D :D Any1 bring along your cammy and take some pics and post in here for our viewing pleasure :)

If none, mitebe the implementation is superbly, flawlessly executed :) and we shud give our MPSJ all the credit they deserve. :)

expat1609
09-07-2005, 10:16 AM
Yeah! it is stupid - signboards are so SMALL. This morning after my fix of teh halia and vadai at Sri Pandai, on the way out, a lady in a Pajero going against traffic wanted to bang into me inspite of me flashing and pointing that this is a 1 way street. Got mad just brake in the middle waiting to be banged, she just don't give a damn and speed off. Perhaps our YB Lee Hwa Beng should get MPSJ to fix bigger signboards and at least sent their "PENGUATKUASA" there at peak hours to control traffic instead of the "PENGUATKUASA" hanging out at Mamak bistro with the vest on! :p . Just curious, coverting into one way street is the police approval needed or MPSJ can do it when they like???? :cool:

guess put officers there (donno must be polis or mpsj) and issue saman for the first two weeks - then every regular taipan-driver will be aware ...

robertec
09-07-2005, 11:17 AM
The roads seem to have reduced in size with the additional parking bays, all it takes is for 2 or 3 jokers to wait for a parking lot and the traffic clogs up, right to the main road.

The logic for the one-way street is there, but MPSJ should station their people in Taipan for at least a week to direct traffic to make this work as quickly as possible, if they don’t have the man power they should get the Police to help.

And to those idiots who drive against traffic, they should be slapped with a heavy fine for dangerous driving. “I am not aware”, “there are no signs”, are not excuses.

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lbn
09-07-2005, 07:27 PM
It makes sense to have the roads in Taipan one-way provided the people are law abiding. Inconsiderate drivers parking and waiting at corners are a nuisance. Enforcement is still the key to smooth traffic flow. Anyway at least the flow is there, although not that smooth. Well done, MPSJ!

fRaNkY
11-07-2005, 04:26 PM
Now want to makan breakfast in taipan oso leceh.....

yong
12-07-2005, 03:34 PM
Ha! ha! Malay Mail is reporting the one way in Taipan on page 4, today.