ENHANCEMENT OF PEDESTRIAN NETWORK SYSTEMIN JOHOR BAHRU CITY CENTRE
This topical study describes the enhancement of pedestrian network system in Johor Bahru city centre. The study is on current issues and problems regarding the pedestrian network. It identifies the design criteria required for a successful pedestrian network for all users (including the elderly and disabled). It also encourages them to browse at leisure and to spend more time within the area. This study discussed the definition, philosophy and principles of pedestrian network; as well as the understanding of design guidelines that are needed. Twelve sections were chosen for the study according to design criteria. Besides using active design methods such as good linkages, amenities and activity attractions were also used to encourage all pedestrians to move from place to place. The design criteria and guidelines will enhance pedestrian network. The outcome of this study would be beneficial to other cities and lead to a successful pedestrian network within a safer, cleaner, more comfortable and more attractive pedestrian environment.