Walkability of tourism places in Kuala Lumpur city centre towards a greener mode of transportation

Walkability of tourism places in Kuala Lumpur city centre towards a greener mode of transportation. In: IFLA Asia Pacific Congress 2014, 25-30 April 2014, Pullman, Kuching Sarawak. (Unpublished) (2014)



Abstract

Promoting walkability as a "green" tourism in Asian cities, particularly in the Southeast Asean urban centers, is a challenging effort. The hot and humid climate creates an uncomfortable environment to walk. With reference to the city Kuala Lumpur, the authority has addressed improper pedestrian conditions in the city that has made the walking. based on preliminary investigation, this paper examines the pedestrian's 9as visitors) walking experience with respect to walkability of tourism places in Kuala Lumpur city center. Evaluations on walkability are based on the key components of walkability: connectivity, comfort, safety, attractiveness and pleasantness. Result indicated that the respondents found less freedom in walking due to the feeling of insecurity due to obstruction along the walkway and the presence of heavy traffic. Pleasantness and comfort are factors that influence the pedestrian's decision to walk as a mode of touring in the Kuala Lumpur city center. However, low air quality makes the walking activity uncomfortable. Despite continuous effort to greening the city such as planting trees campaign, there is a need to improve the street activities. With improve walkability, the green transportation mode can potentially lead to a pleasant tourist experience and nurture walking activities in the urban areas. Findings relating to pedestrian needs and satisfaction of walking and walkability dimensions are important to promote greener tourism for the city of Kuala Lumpur

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Green transportation, Pedestrian experience, Pedestrian satisfaction, Urban tourism
Taxonomy: By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Town Planning
By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Landscape Architecture
Agencies of Resources: Non-Governmental Organisation > Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) | Email fr Nurazlinda Mohd Noor Madi (Administrative Officer) - 28/7/2020
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Depositing User: Shahidatul Akhmam Rambeli
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2020 22:33
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2020 04:58
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