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Psychological distance of pedestrian at the bus terminal area

Mohamad Ali, Mohd Firdaus and Abustan, Muhammad Salleh and Abu Talib, Siti Hidayah and Abustan, Ismail and Abd Rahman, Noorhazlinda and Hitoshi, Gotoh (2017) Psychological distance of pedestrian at the bus terminal area. In: International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering (CENVIRON 2017), 28-29 November 2017, Penang, Malaysia.

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Walking is a part of transportation modes that is effective for pedestrian in either short or long trips. All people are classified as pedestrian because people do walk every day and the higher number of people walking will lead to crowd conditions and that is the reason of the importance to study about the behaviour of pedestrian specifically the psychological distance in both indoor and outdoor. Nowadays, the number of studies of crowd dynamics among pedestrian have increased due to the concern about the safety issues primarily related to the emergency cases such as fire, earthquake, festival and etc. An observation of pedestrian was conducted at one of the main bus terminals in Kuala Lumpur with the main objective to obtain pedestrian psychological distance and it took place for 45 minutes by using a camcorder that was set up by using a tripod on the upper floor from the area of observation at the main lobby and the trapped area was approximately 100 m2. The analysis was focused on obtaining the gap between pedestrian based on two different categories, which are; (a) Pedestrian with relationship, and (b) Pedestrian without relationship. In total, 1,766 data were obtained during the analysis in which 561 data were obtained for ‘Pedestrian with relationship’ and 1,205 data were obtained for “Pedestrian without relationship”. Based on the obtained results, “Pedestrian without relationship” had shown a slightly higher average value of psychological distance between them compare to “Pedestrian with relationship” with the results of 1.6360m and 1.5909m respectively. In gender case, “Pedestrian without relationship” had higher mean of psychological distance in all three categories as well. Therefore, it can be concluded that pedestrian without relationship tend to have longer distance when walking in crowds.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2019 01:00
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 01:00
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11418
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