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Module 10: Urban Mobility & Urban Walkability

2 Hours


10.45 AM

January 15, 2024

1) Dr Mohd Ismail Isa, PRBr
2) Dr Mastura Adam, PRBr

1) Universiti Sains Malaysia
2) Universiti Malaya

This module will explain and discuss urban mobility and walkability. The first part, urban mobility, refers to the movement of people and goods within urban areas, such as cities and towns. It involves the various modes of transportation and infrastructure that enable individuals to travel efficiently and safely within these densely populated regions. A well-designed urban mobility system can reduce traffic congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, enhance accessibility to essential services, and foster economic growth by facilitating the movement of people and goods. Local governments and city planners often work to create sustainable and inclusive mobility solutions to address the unique challenges urban environments pose. To improve accessibility, concepts such as Transit Oriented Development (TOD) will be explained in this module. The second part is on urban walkability which plays a vital role in creating a sustainable and liveable urban environment. Prioritising pedestrian needs in urban planning helps create and maintain a pedestrian-friendly environment as cities continue to expand and evolve. Several of these key elements and strategies include focusing on a SMART street design consisting of walkways, crosswalks, and signals, wayfinding and signage, street furniture and amenities, landscaping, and greenery. Another essential issue is a shift in perspective when it comes to putting traffic calming measures into action by creating a visually distinct and integrated space where pedestrians and vehicles coexist in a way that promotes safety, slower speeds, and a harmonious environment.

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