How Young and Old Men and Women Perceive the Streets

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    Rezvaniour, Sherina
    Hassan, Norhaslina
    GhaffarianHoseini, Amirhosein
    Danaee, Mahmoud
    2020 Conference Papers
    Conference Papers
    Practice Based & Interdisciplinary Design & Research


Kuala Lumpur is the fast-growing capital of Malaysia. It plans to become a fully pedestrian friendly city by the year 2025. Previous studies have implied that the street’s social and physical attributes may influence conscious perception and behaviour. However, some evidence show factors such as age, gender and ethnicity may alter the perception. Kuala Lumpur is a multi-cultural environment with many nationalities and ethnicities that use the streets next to each other. Despite this fact, less attention is devoted to explore these differences in the Malaysian context. In this study, we report the second phase of a study, which aims to identify diversity of users’ preferences towards the street attributes. A total of 384 men and women aged 15 to 55 and older have participated in this study. The Kruskal-Wallis test was used to examine whether there is any significant difference between the groups.

Keywords: Pedestrian perception; Street attributes; Walking experience; Urban space users


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