Bicycle utilization in UMS, influencing factors and impacts towards sustainable transportation: Case study

Nuraishah Roslan (2022) Bicycle utilization in UMS, influencing factors and impacts towards sustainable transportation: Case study. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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University is one of the ideal places to run a cycling program because of the small number of communities that allow for cycling at short distances. Cycling not only helps to reduce pollution, but it also has the added benefit of improving the health of students. However, there is still a lack of research on the use of bicycles towards sustainable transportation in Malaysia, especially the campus area in Sabah. Hence it is necessary to investigate bicycle utilization influencing factors and impacts towards sustainable transportation in University Malaysia Sabah (UMS). The main objectives of this study are firstly, to investigate the impact of socio-demographic factors on bicycle usage among the students in campus. Secondly, to identify the key attitudinal factors that impact a student’s decision to cycling. Other than that, to identify the main challenges of cyclist among the students in campus. The last objective is to identify the efficient ways to promote cycling activities in campus. The methodology used by the researcher is a quantitative questionnaire tool via goggle form with 377 respondents participating in this study. To analyse the quantitative data, the researcher employed several tests via SPSS and Microsoft Excel including descriptive statistics frequencies analysis and Chi-Square test. This analysis data method is important to present the interpretation of data or results in a more convenient and efficient manner. Based on the analysis, the researcher found that demographic characteristics have positive significant association with bicycle utilization. Socio-demographics factors such age and family income influence the bicycle usage on campus. The majority believed that bicycle is affordable, means of exercise to keep healthy and fit, environment friendly and it reduce congestion. Respondents also often have problems while riding a bicycle including poor road surface condition, careless behaviour, and lack of regards of drivers for cyclist and bad weather condition. To encourage more students using bicycle in campus, some improvement has been proposed include provision of bicycle service centre in campus, provision dedicated lane for cyclist and fostering the usage of electric bicycle. Results are expected to help give better context to the importance of promoting bicycle as mode of transportation within university campuses that will act as a catalyst for cycling mobility culture and behaviour change to contribute towards enhancing campus sustainability.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Keyword: Bicycle utilization , Cycling , UMS , Sustainable transportation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications > HE1-9990 Transportation and communications
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2023 15:06
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 15:06

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