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Perceptions of the urban walking environments

Raja Ariffin, Raja Noriza and Zahari, Rustam Khairi (2013) Perceptions of the urban walking environments. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (105). 589- 597. ISSN 1877-0428

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Walkability is the basis of sustainable city. Walking is the socially equitable mode that is most accessible to the masses. However, the advent of transportation technology, such as automobile and superhighway has degraded the pedestrian environment. The aim of the paper is to examine the characteristics or attributes that could promote walking activities via people's perceptions. This paper combines survey questionnaire and walkability audit to gauge perception of the urban walking environment. Findings indicate that the proximity of destinations, good weather condition, safety and well-designed pedestrian facilities can significantly contribute to better perceptions of the walking environment.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 732/36556
Uncontrolled Keywords: Walkability; sustainable transport; perceptions; pedestrian
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Rustam Khairi Zahari
Date Deposited: 07 May 2014 15:06
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 11:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36556

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