Factors Influencing Active Travel Mode to School for Primary School Children


  • Naimah Osman Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Na'asah Nasrudin Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Yusfida Ayu Abdullah Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Nurul Shakila Khalid Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA




Active Travel Mode, Transport, Walking, Primary School Children


Walking is a healthy way for children to explore their environment. However, nowadays, children prefer a passive mode of transport to commute to school. This paper aims to identify the factors that influence children to walk to school and evaluates the safety level of the children. This study, therefore, investigates children's preference to understand their perceptions on the choice to walk to school involving 100 primary school children in the Shah Alam City, Malaysia, through a case study method. Results indicated that distance to school, quality of the pedestrian facility and surrounding environment in a facility area affect the decision of children to walk to school.

Keywords: Active Travel Mode; Walking; Primary School Children

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-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.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2089


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How to Cite

Osman, N., Nasrudin, N., Abdullah, Y. A., & Khalid, N. S. (2020). Factors Influencing Active Travel Mode to School for Primary School Children. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(13), 13–19. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2089

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