Urban park pathways’ design and their influence on pedestrian preference; a case study in Ipoh, Perak / Razlin Rais and Sufian Che Amat

Rais, Razlin and Che Amat, Sufian (2019) Urban park pathways’ design and their influence on pedestrian preference; a case study in Ipoh, Perak / Razlin Rais and Sufian Che Amat. In: 4th Undergraduate Seminar on Built Environment and Technology 2019, 12th June 2019, Universiti Teknologi Mara Perak Branch.

Abstract

According to the United Nation, almost 60% of the world population will live in urban areas by the year 2030. As the city grows and urbanizes, green public spaces are needed for better quality of life for city dwellers. Similarly, urban public parks are not a strange term for the city of Ipoh dwellers and they play a big role in improving the city’s environmental, social and economic wellbeing. A number of public parks were created and landscaped beautifully in the heart of Ipoh such as Bandar Seri Botani Eco Park and DR Seenivasagam Recreation Park for the purpose of recreational and family activities. In addition, pedestrian pathways were also widely built in parks for users’ convenience. However, it has been observed that quite often visitors to these public parks often prefer to crisscross along alternative impromptu pathways whilst the original intended footpaths remain underutilised and can often be seen as surplus. This paper reviews the various environmental and social reasons that may have influenced users and visitors to the public parks in the city of Ipoh.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Rais, Razlin
rrazlin97@gmail.com
Che Amat, Sufian
UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications > Pedestrians. Pedestrian areas
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements > Pedestrian facilities design
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements > Pedestrian facilities design > Malaysia
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements > Pedestrian facilities design > Sidewalks. Footpaths. Flagging
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements > Pedestrian facilities design > Sidewalks. Footpaths. Flagging > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus
Event Title: 4th Undergraduate Seminar on Built Environment and Technology 2019
Event Dates: 12th June 2019
Page Range: pp. 163-166
Keywords: Urban public parks; Pedestrian; Accessibility; Natural setting; Pathway
Date: 2019
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/51934
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