Assessing Elements of Walkability in Women’s Mobility

Y. A. S. Harumain, N. F. Azmi and S. M. Yusoff

Abstract: Inclusivity and equality in the context of women’s mobility has recently gained attention. This is due to the increased demands of women travelling with either private vehicles or public transportation. Inclusivity and equality planning is more than just providing women’s coaches, special pregnant women seats, and women-only lines in public transportation. Walkability, as one of the most important keywords for mobility, must be enhanced by excellent walking conditions and facilities that are inclusive and equal. In this context, walking for women often relates to the issue of safety and security in addition to accessibility and connectivity. This paper describes different groups of women with divergent perceptions of safety reasons and security. Through the questionnaire survey we have establish a significant relationship between distance and the nature of activity regarding reasons for women walking to the LRT stations.

Keywords:Walkability, inclusive, equality, women’s mobility


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