RESIDENTS’ PERSPECTIVE ON CYCLING AS AN OPTION FOR TRANSPORTATION IN PUTRAJAYA

Siti Fatimah Hashim, Habsah Hashim, Kamarul Bahrain Shuib

Abstract

The Federal Government and local authorities, including Putrajaya Corporation, has introduced various initiatives to promote more sustainable transportation options such as encouraging the use of public transportation, walking and cycling in order to reduce the need to travel by car. This paper discusses the findings of the study done among the local residents in Precinct 1, 10, 11, 14 and 15 Putrajaya regarding their patterns of cycling as well as their perspectives on the use of bicycles as a mode of transportation. The study employs quantitative methodology. Primary data were gathered by direct interviews at respondent’s home or at the local commercial area. The study analyses residents’ awareness about the sustainability of cycling, their opinion on the lack of bicycle usage and their willingness to use bicycle as a sustainable mode of transportation. It was found that respondents were aware of the benefits of cycling but hesitant to adopt cycling as mode of transportation for their daily trips. Based on the residents’ perspective and the pattern of bicycle usage in their daily life, several suggestions are outlined at the end of the paper with the aim of promoting cycling as a choice of transportation towards greener cities and more sustainable urban neighbourhoods.

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Cycling, sustainable transportation, urban neighbourhoods

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