Sidewalk accessibility at Melaka's traditional streets for people with disabilities (PwDs)

Nor Haslina Ja`Afar, Asiah Abdul Rahim, Nur Amirah Samad, Che Raiskandar Che Rahim

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Abstract

The accessibility of street as a social arena that fulfils the need for people with disabilities (PwDs) is an important consideration in the urban design of an area. With the rising number of PwDs in Malaysia, this aspect of street design is even more critical. This paper evaluates the accessibility level of sidewalk along Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka to PwDs. On-site access audit simulation was carried out. Actual PwDs were engaged for the simulation. It was found that the sidewalk in inaccessible to PwDs due to presence of barriers and the design of the sidewalk itself. This paper suggest that the minimum requirement of MS1184:2014 must be implemented in the sidewalk design and the concept of 'shared space' can be adopted in the study area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-396
Number of pages8
JournalPlanning Malaysia
Volume15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • Access audit
  • Accessibility
  • People with disabilities (PwDs)
  • Public space
  • Traditional street

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  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies

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Sidewalk accessibility at Melaka's traditional streets for people with disabilities (PwDs). / Ja`Afar, Nor Haslina; Rahim, Asiah Abdul; Samad, Nur Amirah; Rahim, Che Raiskandar Che.

In: Planning Malaysia, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2017, p. 389-396.

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Ja`Afar, Nor Haslina ; Rahim, Asiah Abdul ; Samad, Nur Amirah ; Rahim, Che Raiskandar Che. / Sidewalk accessibility at Melaka's traditional streets for people with disabilities (PwDs). In: Planning Malaysia. 2017 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 389-396.
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