Table 9: Recommended Minimum Width Standards for Footpath/Walkway

[ Table Summary ]

Land Use Type
Through Zone Width / Peak Pedestrian Volume
(Pedestrians per minute)
Street Furniture and Greening
Zone Width
Building Frontage
Zone Width
Commercial
Commercial / Residential
Residential Zone 1 and those

 

other areas near pedestrian generators such as cinemas, rail stations, some GIC facilities (e.g. schools), etc.

4.5m
Very high (Over 100)
1.5m (2)-(4)
0.5m for
dead areas
and increase
to 1m for shopping frontages
Residential Zone 1
3.5m
High (80-100)
1.5m (2)-(4)
0.5m for
dead areas
and increase
to 1m for shopping frontages
Residential Zone 2
2.75m
Medium (60-80)
1.5m (2)-(4)
0.5m for
dead areas
and increase
to 1m for shopping frontages
Residential Zone 3
2.0m
Low (Below 60)
1.5m (2)-(4)
0.5m for
dead areas
and increase
to 1m for shopping frontages
Rural
2.0m
Very Low
1.5m (2)-(4)
0.5m for
dead areas
and increase
to 1m for shopping frontages
Business
4.5m
Medium (80)
1.5m (2)-(4)
0.5m for
dead areas
and increase
to 1m for shopping frontages
General Industrial Use (1)
4.5m
Medium
4m (3)-(4)
0.5m for
dead areas
and increase
to 1m for shopping frontages
Special Industrial Use (1)
3.5m
Low to Medium
2m (2)-(4)
0.5m for
dead areas
and increase
to 1m for shopping frontages
Rural Based Industrial Use
2.5m
Low
1.5m (2)-(4)
0.5m for
dead areas
and increase
to 1m for shopping frontages


Notes:

(1)

For classification of industrial use, please refer to Chapter 5 of the HKPSG.

(2)

The SF&GZ width should be increased to 3m for planting of large trees or understorey planting along boulevards or main roads. The boulevard or main road should have one or more of the following characteristics :

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as major transport and pedestrian corridors in a district

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 clustering with major community and tourist attractions

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developing with line of high-grade offices, retail and hotel developments

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as important district retail street

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a road of wide scale (e.g. dual 2 or 3 lane carriageway)

(3)

If bus shelter exceeding 1m width is provided along the footpath corridor, additional width of up to 2m should be suitably allowed in the SF&GZ.

(4)

When street furniture exceeding normal object width of 1m (such as gateway and artwork) is required, the SF&GZ would need to be widened to cater for its provision.

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   Last revision date : February 2014