The rise of the private car usage in Kajang, Malaysia: Role of parking policy on reducing car usage

Aldukali Salem I Almeslati, Riza Atiq Abdullah O.K. Rahmat, Othman Jaafar, Massuod Ali Ahmed Abuhamoud

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Abstract

The aggregate ascendancy of the private car as a mode of transport is due to essential advantages connected with its use in Malaysia. Practicaland research experience show road construction alone is not adequate to solve traffic jamming in cities and that other policy measures such as high parking charges, strict implementation of parking and traffic regulations, public transport development. Therefore, the current study was designed to investigate role of some parking policies on reducing car usage. A survey was carried in Kajang, Malaysia. Chisquared test showed there are significant (P<0.05) differences in the perception towards parking policies. 76.4% of the respondents were with the usage of parking to benefit the economic vitality of city centre and district shopping centers whereas, 23.4 % disagree with it. 90.3% respondents agree with the policy to make sure that parking does not encourage commuter car travel, especially to the city centre, and relates to accessibility by other modes. The current study showed that principal components analysis was able to explain 70.82% of the variability of the instrument used in this study. However, a total number of three factors have been extracted with the aid of Eigenvalues as a criterion for extraction. As a conclusion, all social and extension programs regarding the interventions in transportation engineering could the findings of the current study. Motorists are shaping a considerable number of road users. However, with aid of the policy measures investigated in this study, motorist could be targeted for some advices to shift to public transport.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1263-1268
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Sciences Research
Volume7
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

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Keywords

  • Kajang
  • Malaysia
  • Parking policy
  • Principal components analysis
  • Private car use

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Almeslati, A. S. I., O.K. Rahmat, R. A. A., Jaafar, O., & Abuhamoud, M. A. A. (2011). The rise of the private car usage in Kajang, Malaysia: Role of parking policy on reducing car usage. Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 7(8), 1263-1268.

The rise of the private car usage in Kajang, Malaysia : Role of parking policy on reducing car usage. / Almeslati, Aldukali Salem I; O.K. Rahmat, Riza Atiq Abdullah; Jaafar, Othman; Abuhamoud, Massuod Ali Ahmed.

In: Journal of Applied Sciences Research, Vol. 7, No. 8, 08.2011, p. 1263-1268.

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Almeslati, ASI, O.K. Rahmat, RAA, Jaafar, O & Abuhamoud, MAA 2011, 'The rise of the private car usage in Kajang, Malaysia: Role of parking policy on reducing car usage', Journal of Applied Sciences Research, vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 1263-1268.
Almeslati, Aldukali Salem I ; O.K. Rahmat, Riza Atiq Abdullah ; Jaafar, Othman ; Abuhamoud, Massuod Ali Ahmed. / The rise of the private car usage in Kajang, Malaysia : Role of parking policy on reducing car usage. In: Journal of Applied Sciences Research. 2011 ; Vol. 7, No. 8. pp. 1263-1268.
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