Pedestrian Environment

a) Pedestrian Circulation


Segregation of vehicles and pedestrians
  • Provide pedestrian priority facilities, such as pedestrianised streets and underground/semi-submerged roads, to encourage segregation of vehicles and pedestrians where appropriate.


Integrating pedestrian linkages with open space networks
  • Integrate the provision of pedestrian linkages with that of open space networks.

Traffic calming measures - raised crossing
  • Introduce traffic calming measures such as speed bumps and raised crossings to minimise the conflict between vehicles and pedestrians.

 


Environments for pedestrians
  • Provide safe, clean, accessible and interesting environments with due consideration to micro-climate for pedestrian circulation. Ease of access should be ensured for persons with disabilities.


Pedestrian linkage between activity node and place of interest
  • Provide direct pedestrian linkages between activity nodes and places of interest. Enhance the attractiveness of these linkages by providing active frontage and wider streets interspersed with open spaces and green nodes. For ground level and underground pedestrian passages, more lively and green environment should be provided.


Ramp to facilitate circulation of disables
  • Provide ramps for the circulation of the elderly, persons with disabilities, parents with children, etc.


 

b) Streetscape


Interesting street furniture
  • Provide high quality pavement surfaces such as patterned tiles, brick paving, or stone finish. The provision of street furniture should complement the character of the area or the adjacent developments. Avoid using standardised specifications for designs and materials especially in business and tourist areas.


Reduce ground coverage to allow for more open space and street activities
  • Reduce ground coverage of podium to allow more open space at grade and for street activities. Allow for small-scale focal landmarks such as the entrance, sculptures or landscape features as memorable landmarks at street level.


Encourage roadside planting
  • Roadside planting should be encouraged. Provide attractive hard and soft landscaping to improve the quality of the street environment. Soften the hard edges with landscaping (e.g. tree planting and shrub beds where appropriate).


Design with due consideration for persons with disabilities
  • Due considerations should be made for persons with disabilities in the design of crossings, tactile paving, braille information boards etc. Street furniture should also cater for the needs of persons with disabilities and the elderly.


Internal linkage to connect popular destinations
  • Introduce internal public circulation on "desire lines" to connect popular destinations. These linkages should be freely accessible to the public, should be of suitable scale depending on pedestrian flow, and should have natural light where possible.


Active street frontage - Park Lane Shopper's Boulevard
  • Encourage the provision of active street frontages and various street activities, such as shop fronts, bars, cafes at street level and human scale. Avoid locating mechanical plant rooms or "dead elevations" on these frontages.



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