Assessment of walkability and public transport services in Luyang, Kota Kinabalu

Nicollyne Justin (2022) Assessment of walkability and public transport services in Luyang, Kota Kinabalu. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Excessive carbon dioxide emission is becoming one of the main concerns of the world in recent years. To reduce adverse impacts, walking is the best method as it greatly aids in the reduction of carbon emission released from motorized vehicles. Walkability has always been related to the environmental issues around the world. This study investigates the improvement indicators of walkability and public transport service at Luyang, Kota Kinabalu as it has a high concentration of pedestrian especially during morning market. The study was conducted via field observtion and questionaire distribution and then analysed by using Analytical Hierarchy Process to determine the safety, connectivity and comfortability indicators with their respective weightages and ranking. It has been found that the most concerned and bothersome factor is comfortability as there are lack of comfortability aspects in Luyang. It was found that the most concerned issue regarding the services of bus in Luyang was the amount of bus stops within 800m radius of the boundary area, followed by the frequency of bus and lastly the comfort aspects of public transport services. Along with that, the walkability index in Luyang achieves satisfactory as they are higher than 0.5, with the highest walkability index of 0.758 at road segment 1, followed by road segment 2 and finally road segment 3 with the lowest walkability index at bus stop 5 (0.499). Therefore, it can be concluded that the walkability of Luyang and the public transport services is satisfactory since the walkability index found are mostly exceeding 0.5, but further improvement can be done to improve the built environment in Luyang, especially in the aspect of comfort.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Keyword: Carbon dioxide emission , Public transport , Services , Luyang , Kota Kinabalu
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications > HE1-9990 Transportation and communications
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD1-1066 Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2023 10:28
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2023 10:28

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