Few days ago I was together with some residents of USJ3A/B/C/D to study the traffic situation along Persiaran Setia. Traffic is almost at a standstill when the students of SMK USJ 12 leave school at 6:50pm.
Cars and buses picking up the students were seen parking along Persiaran Setia up to 4 lanes and leaving only 1 lane for moving cars to pass. This causes an overflow on to Persiaran Tujuan. Students were seen crossing the road indiscreetly.
Following that site visit, I attended a meeting with MPSJ and have been informed that a pedestrian bridge will soon be built for the students. I also met a member of the PIBG and I will make effort to meet with the school authority to see how parents can best pick up their children without causing a crawl.
Piling work for a bridge has also started, linking USJ Heights to USJ3A/B/C/D. The bridge was approved by the previous state government subject to a few conditions to be fulfilled. I have informed MPSJ that the bridge should not be allowed to open if the conditions are not met otherwise this will inevitably add to the already-heavy traffic flow in USJ.