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Understanding Travel Behavior and Sustainability of Current Transportation System for Older Adults in Malaysia: A Scoping Review


Mohammed Noor, Nur Farhana and Kadir Shahar, Hayati and Hamid, Tengku Aizan and Zainalaludin, Zumilah and Ahmad, Siti Anom and Rokhani, Fakhrul Zaman and Ujang, Norsidah and Md Yusoff, Irwan Syah and Nor Akahbar, Siti Aisyah (2022) Understanding Travel Behavior and Sustainability of Current Transportation System for Older Adults in Malaysia: A Scoping Review. Sustainability, 14 (21). art. no. 14140. pp. 1-14. ISSN 2071-1050


Rapid transportation development may be welcomed by many, but older adults might find it difficult to keep up with their transportation uses and remain active. This study reviewed published articles on the travel behavior of older adults in Malaysia and associated transportation determinants to explore how sustainable the transportation system is for this vulnerable cohort. The authors searched four databases: PubMed, Scopus, ProQuest, and EBSCOhost. Inclusion criteria were older respondents, living in a community in Malaysia, addressing any travel behavior characteristics, and being written in English. Review papers, letters, book citations, comments, editorials, and experimental and animal studies are excluded from this study. A total of seven studies were included in this review extending from 2007 to 2020. The result showed that the transportation use of older adults has shifted from relying on public transport to driving their own vehicles to move around. According to the findings of this study, besides personal and health factors, the transport use of older adults is affected mainly by cost, public transport availability, road traffic and safety, the complexity of the transportation system, distance to public transit, availability of parking space, as well as road conditions and signage. It is concluded that an effective strategy to improve the transportation system is needed to prevent the unmet travel needs of older adults in Malaysia.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Design and Architecture
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Human Ecology
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Malaysian Research Institute on Ageing
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/su142114140
Publisher: MDPI AG
Keywords: Elderly study; Mobility; Transportation; Scoping review; Travel behavior; Sustainability; Malaysia; PRISMA; Electronic databases; Scopus; PubMed; EBSCOhost; ProQuest; Public transport; Car; Motorcycle; Cycling; Walking
Depositing User: Mr. Mohamad Syahrul Nizam Md Ishak
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2024 09:05
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2024 09:05
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/102536
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