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To walk or not to walk

Raja Ariffin, Raja Noriza and Zahari, Rustam Khairi (2018) To walk or not to walk. Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies, 3 (11 (May/June)). pp. 191-199. ISSN 2398-4295

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Walkability is the basis of a sustainable city. Walking is the socially equitable mode most accessible to the masses. However, the advent of transportation technology has caused the desertion of the pedestrian space. Consequently, the phenomenon created a degradation of the pedestrian environment. The aim of the paper is to examine the characteristics that could promote walking. 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: 732/68910
Uncontrolled Keywords: Walkability; sustainable transport; perceptions; pedestrian
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD101 Land use
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications > HE305 Urban transportation
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications > HE331 Traffic engineering. Roads and highways. Streets
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Rustam Khairi Zahari
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2019 15:21
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2019 15:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68910

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