Constraints and Motives for Sustainable Transport in Shah Alam


  • Na’asah Nasrudin Faculty of Architecure, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Katiman Rostam Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 46300, Bangi, Selangor,Malaysia
  • Harifah Mohd Noor School of Social Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88999, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.



This study revealed the constraints and motivations to using sustainable transportation for daily trips. A total of 384 respondents was selected for this survey, represented the 36 sections of Shah Alam. The reasons provided as barriers to cycling and walking are hot weather, surrounding safety factor, unsatisfactory cycling tracks and poor condition of pedestrian lanes. Among the reasons respondents are not motivated to use public transport are inefficient services and expensive fares. However, the majority stated that the increase in petrol prices and tolls would be key factors to reduce car use and more provision of public transport would encourage them to use public transport.

Keywords: constraints and motivations; sustainable transportation, travel behaviour 

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 ( 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

Nasrudin, N., Rostam, K., & Mohd Noor, H. (2018). Constraints and Motives for Sustainable Transport in Shah Alam. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, 3(8), 37-45.