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Towards smart cities development: A study of public transport system and traffic-related air pollutants in Malaysia

Brohi, Sarfraz; Pillai, T. R.; Asirvatham, D.; Ludlow, D.; Bushell, J.

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Authors

Sarfraz Brohi

T. R. Pillai

D. Asirvatham

David Ludlow David.Ludlow@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in European Smart Cities

Joanna Bushell Joanna2.Bushell@uwe.ac.uk
Research Associate in Food Systems



Abstract

Increasing number of privately owned vehicles are depicting Malaysians preferred mode of mobility and lack of interest in the public transport system. In most developing countries such as Malaysia, motorized vehicles are the major contributors to air pollution in urban zones. Air pollution is a silent killer as it infiltrates the vital organs, leading to serious diseases and death. This research critically analyses the emissions of air pollutants such as CO, NO2, SO2, hydrocarbon, and PM from various sources in Malaysia with emphasis mainly on the emission of pollutants from motor vehicles. This research also discusses the public transport initiatives undertaken by the government of Malaysia such as enhancing the bus and rail system, transforming Malaysia's taxi system, managing travel demand and enhancing the integration of urban public transport system. Furthermore, considering the smart cities initiatives, this research identified that weather, safety, security and inappropriate infrastructure are major barriers in Malaysia's move towards the implementation of smart and eco-friendly mobility practices such as cycling, carpooling and car sharing.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 8th International Conference on Environment Science and Engineering (ICESE 2018)
Start Date Mar 12, 2018
End Date Mar 13, 2018
Acceptance Date Feb 19, 2018
Publication Date Jul 23, 2018
Deposit Date Sep 9, 2022
Publicly Available Date Sep 13, 2022
Publisher IOP Publishing
Volume 167
Book Title IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Volume 167, 8th International Conference on Environment Science and Engineering (ICESE 2018) 11–13 March 2018, Barcelona, Spain
DOI https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/167/1/012015
Keywords Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9942572
Publisher URL https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/167/1/012015
Related Public URLs https://iopscience.iop.org/issue/1755-1315/167/1

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