To Walk or Not to Walk


  • Raja Noriza Raja Ariffin University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
  • Rustam Khairi Zahari



Walkability, sustainable transport, perceptions, pedestrian


Walkability is the basis of a sustainable city. Walking is the socially equitable mode most accessible to the masses. However, the advent of transportation technology has caused the desertion of the pedestrian space. Consequently, the phenomenon created a degradation of the pedestrian environment. The aim of the paper is to examine the characteristics that could promote walking. This paper combines survey questionnaire and walkability audit to gauge perception of the urban walking environment. Findings indicate that the proximity of destinations, good weather condition, safety and well-designed pedestrian facilities can significantly contribute to better perceptions of the walking environment.

Keywords: Walkability; sustainable transport; perceptions; pedestrian

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

Raja Ariffin, R. N., & Zahari, R. K. (2018). To Walk or Not to Walk. Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies, 3(11), 191–199.