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  • To improve pedestrian safety and mobility To promote walking as a transport mode To discourage access for non-essential vehicles To reduce air pollution To improve overall pedestrian environment
  • However, vehicles are slowed down through the use of traffic calming measures, such as speed tables, kerb build-outs, sharpened corners, road narrowings, gateways, etcProviding safety for vulnerable road users

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  • Hong Kong, China Colin Smith Jessica Roessler Faiyha Qweider Marcello Vento Hanyi Yang
  • Third Comprehensive Transportation Study 1999-2016 Planning Goals involving:  Land Use  Coordination  Pedestrian  Environment http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/sep/23/hong-kong-city-break
  • Outcomes
  • Goals Reduce vehicle traffic Safety Efficiency Environmental friendly Zero Accidents on the Road transport system
  • Objectives Escalator and moving walkways Pedestrian roads
  • Objectives Traffic calming streets  Wide sidewalks  Vehicles are slowed down Before After
  • Outcomes 2011 Statistics Private cars per 1000 population: 61 cars Killed/injured per 1000 population: 3 Killed/injured per 1000 vehicles: 32
  • Octopus Card• Quick and Easy• Multiple Uses
  • MTR• Easy to travel on• Runs every 2-12 minutes• What makes it so successful • Prevents people from hanging around
  • Bus SystemIncreased demand • New design3 types of bus systems • Franchised • Non-franchised • Public Light Bus (minibus)
  • TramDouble Decker Electric Street Cars • Environmentally FriendlyTourist AttractionFrequency – over 150 in-service, 120 stops
  • Failures • Confusing bus routes • Hard-to-read street signs • Cars – parking, accessibility and mobility Cross-Harbour Tunnel
  • Confusing Bus Routes
  • Hard-To-Read Street Signs“Motorists are fed up with not being able to read roadsigns easily because there are too many in one spot orthe signs are parallel to the road.”
  • Cars• Congestion• Accessibility• Mobility• Parking
  • Version for Future The quality of life A safe and efficient living environment “Vision without action is a daydream; Action without vision is a nightmare” – Japanese proverb
  • Efficient Movements Integrated approach between land use and transport planning More jobs closer to where people live
  • Efficient Movements Enhancement of public transport Planning of pedestrian environments