Evaluation of Traffic Calming Scheme around the Vicinity of Schools in Malaysia

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Status of Research : Ongoing in 2010 - initiated in April 2009


Research Officer : Muhammad Marizwan Abd Manan, Alvin Poi Wai Hoong & Ahmad Azad Abd Rashid


The safety of school children walking to and from schools are a major concern to parents, teachers, schools, public works, law enforcement and the general community. Identifying problems and implementing improvements form a major role of relevant agencies to mitigate child pedestrian injuries around schools.

This includes traffic engineering approaches such as traffic calming measures, to improve the safety of school children walking along or crossing busy streets around school areas. Traffic calming has been used extensively in the Malaysia especially in residential and commercial areas but it is generally unknown how effective traffic calming is in school areas. However, before progressing with any new or innovative traffic calming measures, a study must be done focusing at evaluating the existing trafic calming scheme around the vicinity of the schools in Malaysia. When this process is done successfully, we can investigate whether the present scheme has performed at the intended and expected level. The main objective of this project is to reveal the performance of the existing traffic calming scheme around the vicinity of the schools in Malaysia.


Project output : 
1. Development and Evaluation of Traffic Calming Scheme in the Vicinity of Schools in Malaysia: Site Selection Process. MRR08/2008, Muhammad Marizwan A.M., Alvin Poi W.H., Jamilah M.M. & Ahmad Farhan M.S. Published by MIROS submitted to SIDA & Lund University.
2. Traffic Calming Scheme Around the Vicinity of Schools – A Survey in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. MER 11/2009, Muhammad Marizwan, A.M., & Alvin Poi W.H. Published by MIROS.
3. Factors Influencing Compliancy Towards School Zone Speed Limit at Traffic Calmed School Areas, Muhammad Marizwan A.M., Alvin Poi W.H., & Rohayu S. Conference Proceedings at ROSCON 2010, Kuala Lumpur.