COMFORT AND WALKABILITY OF URBAN WALKWAYS IN KUALA LUMPUR COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS
A.Salim & N.Ujang
Comfort in urban walkways of Kuala Lumpur commercial districts has been continuously neglected and this resulted in their low level of walkbility. This condition influences the pedestrian experience of public spaces and the perceived image of the pedestrian network. It is assumed that the walkways are not walkable due to the lack of supportive elements in the design. This paper discusses the criteria of walkable environment that influence comfort and walkability. Some of the important criteria include context, urban structure, accessibility, linkage, permeability and safety.the study measures the walkability by evaluating the selected urban walkways in the commercial districts of Kuala Lumpur. The result indicate that safety and linkage strongly determine the walkability of the walkways. These include the need for natural surveillance, continuous pedestrian walkways, and clear signage. It is concluded that these factors influence the way people use the walkways and the sense of physical comfort. The findings contributes to walkable environment in Kuala Lumpur commercial districts therefore need to be considered in the urban design process. Provision of comfortable walkway will encourage walking and helps increasing the quality of life in terms of health and lifestyles.
keyword: comfort, walkability, walkable environment, urban walkways
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