School Location and Factors Affecting Parents’ Mode Choice to School

Authors

  • Na’asah Nasrudin Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Puncak Alam Campus, 42300 Selangor, Malaysia
  • Sofia Alimudin Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Puncak Alam Campus, 42300 Selangor, Malaysia
  • Habsah Hashim Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Puncak Alam Campus, 42300 Selangor, Malaysia
  • Marlyana Azyyati Marzukhi Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Puncak Alam Campus, 42300 Selangor, Malaysia
  • Yusfida Ayu Abdullah Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Puncak Alam Campus, 42300 Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2579

Abstract

This paper examines the influences of the built environment (distance between home and school) on the journey to school as a measure to promote active transportation to school. Data collected through a survey of 150 parents to represent Section 7 residents of Shah Alam, Selangor. This study shows that there is an insignificant relationship between school location and parents’ transportation mode choice. The most popular mode of transport chosen by parents was their private car compared to walking and cycling even though the distance from home to school was less than 800 meters because of a safety factor.

Keywords: school travel; active transportation; school location; safety.

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bsby 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/ebpj.v5iSI3.2579

Published

2020-12-28

How to Cite

Nasrudin, N. ., Alimudin, S. ., Hashim, H. ., Marzukhi, . M. A. ., & Abdullah, Y. A. . (2020). School Location and Factors Affecting Parents’ Mode Choice to School. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(SI3), 357-362. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2579

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