Transport policy in the Klang Valley, Malaysia: The sustainability agenda

Raja Ariffin, R.N. and Zahari, R.K. and Tumin, M. (2014) Transport policy in the Klang Valley, Malaysia: The sustainability agenda. In: International Conference on Science, Engineering and Built Environments, 24-27 Nov 2014, Bali, Indonesia. (Submitted)

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Abstract

There are many definitions of sustainable transport system, but generally it takes into account the three elements of sustainable development: the economy, the environment and the social well-being when deciding on policy that is affecting transportation activity. This paper examines the urban transport policy and its implications on sustainable transport agenda in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. The research utilizes a combination of primary and secondary data. Interview was employed to gather the primary data, while scholarly works, government documents and archival records are the instruments used for gathering the secondary data. The findings shed light on the implications of transport policy on sustainable transport agenda in the Klang Valley. The main challenge seems to be the lack of holistic measures in tackling transport issues that are in conflict with the objectives of sustainable transport. This main factor stems from a combination of several other issues such as decision-making based on short-term result that are mostly driven by economically viable alternatives and the lack of understanding on the real meaning of sustainable transport. These scenario inadvertently influence development processes and threaten the implementation of sustainable transport agenda.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transport policy, sustainable transport, Klang Valley
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: Faculty of Economics & Administration
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2015 01:35
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2015 01:35
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13092

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