Thesis On Walkability
The model could visualize the walking index in an area In other words and tell the story of the stickiness of the neighbourhood.
This further entails that which part of the neighbourhood has more pleasant walking environment, and which does not.
In other words, urban activities and land uses do obviously increase places of attraction and generate traffic congestion.
Moreover, the results of the questionnaire survey have showed that tourists’ satisfaction is related to walkways characteristics considerably.
The walking speed index was later calculated to be street weight, which is the constructed walkability score in this model.
With such results, planners will be able to understand and analyze the neighborhood walkability, and moreover more confidently and accurately provide improvements for the area.1.
They support the need for a walkable city that can attract more tourists and visitors.
Gate observation and Space Syntax analysis were conducted to evaluate features of existing walkways in terms of connectivity and accessibility.
Among all parameters, the availability of attractive places to visit, interesting activities to get involved while walking and walkways’ availability on most of the streets are the most important factors for tourists, although gained the least level of satisfaction.
Therefore, this necessitates the importance of land use in enhancing tourists’ walking experience in the historical district of Kuala Lumpur.
The study focuses on two areas with different historical attractions and shopping centres.
For questionnaire survey, 330 tourists randomly selected to answer the questions on pedestrian accessibility, connectivity and continuity.