Public Awareness towards Sustainable Transportation in Shah Alam, Malaysia


  • Na’asah Nasrudin Faculty of Architecure, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Harifah Mohd Noor Faculty of Social Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88999, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Yusfida Ayu Abdullah Faculty of Architecure, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia



Sustainable vehicles, environmental awareness, travel behaviour


This paper studied the awareness of an urban population to use sustainable vehicles and their readiness to reduce car usage. Data were collected through a survey of 384 vehicle users in Shah Alam, Selangor. Results suggested that the majority were not ready to consider cycling and walking as alternatives. About 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 oftravelling. Among other reasons provided as “refusal” regarding of sustainable vehicles,applicationwas hot weather, surrounding safety factor and inefficient public transport services.

Keywords: Sustainable vehicles; environmental awareness, travel behaviour

eISSN 2398-4295 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


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How to Cite

Nasrudin, N., Mohd Noor, H., & Abdullah, Y. A. (2018). Public Awareness towards Sustainable Transportation in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies, 3(11), 137–146.