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Estimating the travel implications of telecommuting by female employees in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

M.Jaff, Mootaz and Kadar Hamsa, Abdul Azeez (2016) Estimating the travel implications of telecommuting by female employees in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In: 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Transportation and the Environment In Conjunction With The 11th Malaysian Universities Transport Research Forum 2016, 8th-10th November 2016, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

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Abstract

A number of Malaysian cities are experiencing severe transport problems resulting from rapidly increasing vehicle ownership and usage, and the insufficient supply and inferior quality of public transport. The trend of congestion, frequent traffic accidents and air pollution is nowhere more prevalent than in Kuala Lumpur where telecommuting is increasingly being perceived as a viable travel demand management strategy. Due to a number of travel characteristics unique to female commuters and the relatively large participation rate of women in the Malaysian work force, telecommuting by female employees seems a more relevant and potentially more crucial means of alleviating rush hour traffic in the Kuala Lumpur metropolitan area. The aim of this study is to estimate both the potential and actual travel implications of telecommuting by female employees. Travel implications estimated in this paper include the reduction in commute trips, with a particular emphasis on the reduction in single-occupancy vehicles (SOVs) entering the city of Kuala Lumpur during peak hours; vehicle and passenger-kilometers forgone; and time savings as a result of the elimination of the daily commute. The findings clearly show the potential of substantial reduction in vehicle and passenger-kilometers travelled, as well as potential time savings of more than 7000 employee-hours/day under an optimal adoption scenario. Furthermore, telecommuting by female employees could potentially result in a daily reduction of up to 7.8% of all SOVs entering Kuala Lumpur in 2019; however, there is an expected large gap between that potential reduction and the maximum actual reduction of 0.96%.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3877/63910
Uncontrolled Keywords: Telecommuting, Female Employees, Travel Implications, Kuala Lumpur
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying > NA9053.R4 City planning
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T10.5 Communication of technical information
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Azeez Kadar Hamsa
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2018 09:58
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2018 09:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63910

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