Walking is the most common means of accessing transit globally. An encouraging factor for walking is related to the land use distribution of the station's pedestrian catchment area (PCA). There were two objectives conducted in the study: i) to assess the land use distribution of the PCA using Geographic Information System (GIS), and ii) to understand the station's geographical context based on the distribution of land use in the Kuala Lumpur conurbation. A 400m-station buffer PCA was designated in accordance to the policy guideline in Greater Klang Valley (GKL) Land Public Transport Master Plan. The distribution and concentration of specific land use category were geographically varied. There was a different land use distribution pattern observed in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. In Kuala Lumpur, the PCA in inner city areas mainly comprised commercial use while residential use was found more in the outer city areas. In Petaling Jaya, land use distribution was mainly commercial. The concentration of commercial land use reduces as one moves to outer suburbs and subsequently is replaced by residential land use. In conclusion, land use distributions can be distinguished based on their geographical location as Kuala Lumpur conurbation seems to uphold a concentric land use planning structure, while Petaling Jaya adapts to the multiple nuclei land use planning model.
Assessing the Land Use Distribution of the Mass Rapid Transit Pedestrian Catchment Area (PCA) and its Geographical Context in the Kuala Lumpur Conurbation, Malaysia
M.N.M. Thaqif, Jamilah Mohamad; Assessing the Land Use Distribution of the Mass Rapid Transit Pedestrian Catchment Area (PCA) and its Geographical Context in the Kuala Lumpur Conurbation, Malaysia. The Arab World Geographer 1 January 2019; 22 (1-2): 1–14. doi: https://doi.org/10.5555/1480-6800.22.1.1
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