The Relationship between Urban Structure and Travel Behaviour: Challenges and Practices

  • Mehdi Moeinaddini Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Technology Malaysia
  • Zohreh Asadi-Shekari Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, University Technology Malaysia
  • Muhammad Zaly Shah Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.
Keywords: urban structure indicators, travel behaviour, different socio-economic contexts, sustainable urban transport planning, land use, street network, public transport


Since urban structure indicators influence travel behaviour, they have been widely studied. The goal of these studies was identifying effective factors to have sustainable transport patterns. However, investigating these factors has been problematic and the results are not reliable enough to be used universally. There are two main reasons for this:firstly, because socio-economic indicators impact neighbourhoods with comparable design differently; and secondly, factors such as income, and age, as well as self-selection factors are not easy to be evaluated. This paper addresses challenges and practices in this area to propose new objectives for further studies that cover previous shortcomings.


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Author Biographies

Mehdi Moeinaddini, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Technology Malaysia
Ph.D. candidate in transportation planning.
Zohreh Asadi-Shekari, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, University Technology Malaysia
Ph.D. candidate in transportation planning
Muhammad Zaly Shah, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.

Ph.D. Senior Lecturer


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MoeinaddiniM., Asadi-ShekariZ., & Zaly ShahM. (2012). The Relationship between Urban Structure and Travel Behaviour: Challenges and Practices. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 5(3), 47-63.
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