Transport mode choice in South East Asia: Investigating the relationship between transport users’ perception and travel behaviour in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Loo, Leanne Yong Le, Corcoran, Jonathan, Mateo-Babiano, Derlie and Zahnow, Renee (2015) Transport mode choice in South East Asia: Investigating the relationship between transport users’ perception and travel behaviour in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Journal of Transport Geography, 46 99-111. doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2015.06.011


Author Loo, Leanne Yong Le
Corcoran, Jonathan
Mateo-Babiano, Derlie
Zahnow, Renee
Title Transport mode choice in South East Asia: Investigating the relationship between transport users’ perception and travel behaviour in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Journal name Journal of Transport Geography   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0966-6923
1873-1236
Publication date 2015-06-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2015.06.011
Open Access Status
Volume 46
Start page 99
End page 111
Total pages 13
Place of publication Doetinchem, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The worldwide increase in private car dependency poses a set of significant environmental, economic and social sustainability challenges that continue to undermine the urban quality of life. Rapid motorisation, particularly in South East Asia (SEA), has emerged as a global concern given the region’s cumulative population, rate of industrialisation, and large-scale urbanisation. Thus, there is a compelling need to enhance our understanding of the underlying dynamics of how people perceive and use transportation such that transport planning is better placed to address the current, unsustainable travel patterns in SEA. Despite this need, there has been relatively limited SEA-based research that has endeavoured to examine travel perceptions and transport mode choice from a non-instrumental perspective. This research redresses this deficit by investigating the relationship between transport users’ perceptions and travel behaviours within SEA, with a particular focus on psychosocial drivers of transport mode choice interfaced with more traditional instrumental measures.

Spatially stratified survey data have been collected in a case study area, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, comprising users from different transport user groups. Employing regression modelling, drivers of individual’s travel behaviour are examined. Results highlight the merit in recognising the role of non-instrumental motives alongside instrumental motives to explain transport mode choice. We conclude by highlighting that transport mode choices are motivated by a range of locational, socio-demographic, psychological and cultural determinants. The current research has contributed to a better understanding of transport mode choice in Johor Bahru and provides a foundation for future SEA-based travel behaviour research. Studies in this area can inform more sustainable travel behaviour in the SEA region.
Keyword Car use
Public transport use
Transport mode choice
Psychological motives
South East Asia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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