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A preliminary study of sustainable transport indicators in Malaysia: the case study of Klang Valley public transportation


Bachok, Syahriah and Ponrahono, Zakiah and Mohamed Osman, Mariana and Jaafar, Samsuddin and Ibrahim, Mansor and Mohamed, Mohd Zin (2015) A preliminary study of sustainable transport indicators in Malaysia: the case study of Klang Valley public transportation. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 28. pp. 464-473. ISSN 1878-0296


This research centers around the exploration of the applicability and transferability of some international/global sustainable transport indicators in an important city region in Malaysia, namely Klang Valley. The literature review highlights several important measures to identify, determine and select the relevant sustainable transportation indicators. Around 30 out of 1000 indicators were chosen to be tested in the different scenarios of public transportation in Malaysia. The research applied the snowball internet survey method, in addition, face-to-face, snail-mail, and electronic questionnaire. Samples were selected from a list of various professionals relevant to the field of transportation. They include transport planners, traffic engineers, public transport operators and managers, transportation economists, environmentalists, academician and researchers, as well as urban and regional planners. It is found that a number of indicators such as the percentage of bus passenger is suitable and relevant to Klang Valley. However, several other indicators are deemed less suitable to represent the measurement of sustainability of transportation in Klang Valley. Hence, it is suggested by the research that future selection of indicators should have a greater sensitivity to be more realistic with the country current situations, circumstances and fortune. Preliminary findings of the research are intended to be disseminated through another set of focus group discussion.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Environmental Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2015.07.056
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Sustainable public transport indicator; Transport planning; Public transport; Sustainable transport
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 04:47
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 04:47
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/47822
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