A Behavioural Observation of Street Liveliness in Meldrum Walk, Johor Bahru of Malaysia

Lamit, Hasanuddin and Ghahramanpouri, Amir and Sedaghatnia, Sepideh (2013) A Behavioural Observation of Street Liveliness in Meldrum Walk, Johor Bahru of Malaysia. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 4 (1). pp. 3-14.

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Abstract

On Malaysian streets nowadays, main priority is given to vehicular elements, which seems to comprise the functional qualities of urban public space for human interaction. To perk up such streets, “pedestrianisation” results in making a city centre pedestrian- friendly, and expedites the preservation of historical districts. Problem statement: Existence of people engaging in a variety of sustained and social activities can makes a street lively. Approach: As liveliness involves levels of activities, uses, interactions and their representation, current research appraises street liveliness through behavioral observation of sustained pedestrians’ activities in Meldrum Walk. Result: The data on traffic modes, walking and sustained pedestrians of diverse age groups and genders, different types of activities, postures, over different times of day and night analyzed. Conclusion: Proposing a wider range of attractions and opportunities for activities besides walking, working and shopping for users of different age groups and capability - which would qualify the environment and lead to elaborate the liveliness of such streets, is recommended.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Urban Design
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 06:04
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 06:04
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/383

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