Walking Behaviour of Urban and Rural Residents

  • Diyanah Inani Azmi Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor D.E., Malaysia.
  • Hafazah Abdul Karim Centre for Town and Regional Planning Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA,Malaysia
  • Mohd Zamreen Mohd Amin Centre for Town and Regional Planning Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA,Malaysia


Walking behavior can be considered as one of the important factors in measuring the walkability level in neighborhood. Walking behavior has close interrelationships with walkability. This paper is based on a comparative study of walking behaviour of residents between urban and rural neighborhood. The method used in this study is known as walking distance test and the data were analyzed using the comparative approach. The findings show that there are slight differences of walking speed, walking time and walking speed between residents in the urban and rural neighborhood area.

Keywords: Walking behaviour; rural residents; urban residents; walking distance

eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

How to Cite
AZMI, Diyanah Inani; ABDUL KARIM, Hafazah; MOHD AMIN, Mohd Zamreen. Walking Behaviour of Urban and Rural Residents. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 7, p. 173-182, mar. 2018. ISSN 2514-7528. Available at: <https://jabs.e-iph.co.uk/index.php/jABs/article/view/270>. Date accessed: 21 jan. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v3i7.270.

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