Urban residents’ awareness and readiness for sustainable transportation case study: Shah Alam, Malaysia

Harifah Mohd Noor, and Na’asah Nasrudin, and Abd Rahim Md Nor, and Yusfida Ayu Abdullah, (2013) Urban residents’ awareness and readiness for sustainable transportation case study: Shah Alam, Malaysia. In: AicE-Bs 2013 London (Asia Pacific International Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies), 4-6 September 2013, London, United Kingdom.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.11.066

Abstract

This paper studied the willingness of an urban population to use sustainable vehicles and their readiness to reduce car usage. Data were collected through a survey to 384 vehicle users representing the 36 sections of Shah Alam, Selangor. Results suggested that the majority were not ready to consider cycling and walking as alternatives. In relation to environmental awareness, the majority showed their awareness of the dangers of motor vehicles towards the environment. However, they refused to use more sustainable mode of travelling. Among other reasons provided as “refusal” in terms of sustainable vehicles application were hot weather, surrounding safety factor, inefficient public transport services, and unsatisfactory pedestrian condition.

Item Type:Conference Paper (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sustainable vehicles; readiness to reduce car use; environmental awareness
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions:FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
ID Code:14888
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:15 Nov 2016 09:20
Last Modified:15 Nov 2016 09:20

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