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Causes, trends and implications of motorization in Malaysia

Kadar Hamsa, Abdul Azeez (2009) Causes, trends and implications of motorization in Malaysia. In: 8th Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS 2009), 16-19 November 2009, Surabaya, Indonesia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Motorization trend has been rising rapidly in many countries including Malaysia. But the level and trend of motorization in each country varies according to major factors such as population, size of the country, economic growth, income level, fuel cost, and public policy on vehicle ownership. The level of motorization has both positive and negative impacts. On the positive side, it provides mobility from a landuse to another landuse to meet various purposes besides increasing trade related to transportation. On the negative side, it increases pressure on the environment by increasing more pollutants into the atmosphere causing global warming, traffic congestion, accidents, and added pressure on the road and rail infrastructure in terms of capacity. Looking at the past trend of motorization, the future appears very bleak. This paper highlights trends and causes of motorization in the past, its likely impact on the environment and possible implications.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3877/8456
Uncontrolled Keywords: Motorization, traffic congestion, environment, energy consumption
Subjects: 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: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Azeez Kadar Hamsa
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2011 14:49
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2013 10:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/8456

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