The Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya office block (right to the rear) is just adjacent to the Jln Pandan Indah Utama. There is a covered pedestrian overhead bridge across the road linking two building complex.
Apparently, the overhead bridge is not popularly used by pedestrians for a number of reasons:
1. Architectural design is not user friendly a) winding stairways are quite steep going around a vertical structure, b) too covered up that people fear of being waylaid going up or down the stairs.
2. Maintenance has been neglected for a long time - rubbish and dirt along the steps, railing metal structure rusty, stinking smell of urine.
3. Under such poor conditions pedestrians prefer and take risk crossing the road.
Apart from cleaning up and maintenance work urgently needed for the overhead bridge, MPAJ has to redesign the stairways to be user friendly. By doing such business volume on both sides of the street may improve.
MPAJ may be proud of its tall glass building but it is of priority in giving back to the people who pay their quit rents and other taxes!