Introduction emission. (air and noise) iii. Enjoys health

 

Introduction

UNIKL MITEC is an
educational place that give the platforms towards people out there to further
their study. In order to attract more people out there to embrace themselves with
the platform served, they need to have a pleasant yet interesting environment
for study.

Generally speaking, nowadays,
most of the students require transportation methods to move from one place to
another. They used transportation to go outside of the campus for a general and
leisure purposes. Transportation method is considerable as a compulsory tool towards
students nowadays but, yet not many of them can afford to have one especially cars
and motorcycles.

Apart of those two methods,
bicycle is one of the methods that is often being mistook generally by their
usage concept and lower percentage of usage. This is due to the misshaped concept
of their general-purpose set by the Malaysian themselves. In supports, cycling is
the main method of transportation for only 5% for Malaysian whilst 30% for Singaporean.

Next, utilitarian cycling is a concept where cycling is
done as a means of transport rather than as a sport or leisure activity. If students
were to perform a larger share of their everyday travel by cycling instead of
driving a car or going by other forms of motorised transport, they will experience
those of the following beneficial:

                                                       
i.        
Lower in purchase
price compare to other methods.

                                                     
ii.        
Less pollution
emission. (air and noise)

                                                    
iii.        
Enjoys health benefits.

                                                    
iv.        
Less congestion.

However,
the willingness to cycle for quite distance may pose a daunting challenge for
most of the students especially the less fitted one. They only obliged
themselves to use the bicycles for leisure or sport purposes and not intentionally
for general purposes.

 

Apart
from the regular bicycle, electrical bike in contrast, require less force to
operates which literally support the utilitarian cycling concepts in a much
easier way. It is a bicycle with an integrated electric motor which can be used
for propulsion. Plus, electrical bicycles make transportation process accessible
whether you are fit or not.

Thus, this study will
focus on revitalising the concepts of utilitarian cycling towards an advance level
(electrical bicycle) and also to inculcate the utilitarian cycling habits among
students in UNIKL MITEC.

Problem Statement

 

–       Unavailability of transportation methods

Most
of the student in UNIKL MITEC who stay in the hostel are having the difficulties
in going out to the nearest stores or shops due to their transportation unavailability.
The public transportations are seen only as per schedule. Plus, the distance
from UNIKL MITEC to the nearest store is slightly around 4 kilometers.

 

–       Inefficiency of regular bicycle

UNIKL
MITEC is encompassed with the slope areas within its radius location. Regular
bicycle operates in no issue in the targeted area except in the slope distance area
which make students encounter difficulties for cycling using the regular bike. Cycling
a regular bicycle for a distance may be a burden towards most of the people who
are not physically fit to use them. Huge consumption of muscle is compulsory to
operates the regular bicycle.

 

–       High renting cost

Apart
from carpooling, students have to spend money on taxi, Uber, Grab or car renting
services in order to go to the nearest store or shops. The renting fee may be
resulting a financial disruption towards students.

 

Since
Malaysia is lack of research studies on cycling system, thus, this study aims
to meet this research gap.

 

 

Research Objectives

 

·     
To propose an advanced utilitarian cycling system
for UNIKL MITEC.

·     
To introduce the usage of electrical bicycle in
UNIKL MITEC.

·     
To increase utilitarian cycling habits among
students in UNIKL MITEC.

 

Research Questions

 

·     
What are the identification in proposing an
advanced utilitarian cycling system for UNIKL MITEC?

·     
How to promote the usage of electrical bicycle
in UNIKL MITEC.

·     
How to inculcate utilitarian cycling habits
among UNIKL MITEC students?

 

Scope of the study

 

First
of all, the scope of this study is limited at UNIKL MITEC and Persiaran Seri
Alam area. It also focusses on the students in UNIKL MITEC only. Therefore, the
result of this research may not be enough to represent another area or location
of study.

 

 

 

 

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