In Asia Pacific, one of the key transport debates is around the continued growth and expansion of high speed rail (HSR) networks. For urban planners, the challenge is understanding what opportunities these networks and their new stations create and the potential for a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) approach to planning.
Bandar Malaysia is planned as a multi-modal TOD with proposals for high speed rail but also connected to wider regional and local rail lines, metro, bus rapid transit, cycle ways and a cool, shaded pedestrian network. Opportunities for automated vehicles are also being investigated.
The vision is to create a sustainable development where a complementary mix of uses and careful transport and movement strategy are combined to deliver a city that caters for a range of activities for visitors and residents, that works as both a global business hub and a shopping, leisure and cultural destination.