Walkability Index of Kampung Madras Commercial Area

Aulia Malik Affif


In most Indonesian cities, people tend to drive or using other modes than to walk. Recent studies revealed that this happened because the lack of walking infrastructure and environment. Kampung Madras, formerly known as ‘Kampung Keling’ is a commercial area located near the city center and easily can be reached by various modes of transportation. Kampung Madras has various types of different activities such as cultural activities and worship facilities like Shri Mariamman Temple and Pagaruyung Street as an Indian culinary spot. This research aims to assess walkability index of  Kampung Madras Commercial Area using The Global Walkability Index to provide information in Kampung Madras about the walkway conditions. This research used a quantitative approach and employed field walkability survey method to assess walking environment quality. Global Walkability Index 9 parameters used as a field walkability survey tools. There are 100 respondents being interviewed. The result of this research is final walkability rating of Kampung Madras Commercial Area after averaging each 9 Global Walkability Index parameters is 44,4.


kampung madras; commercial area; walkability; global walkability index

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