DSE Geog 概念 + Essay例子 | E3: Pedestrianisation

Pedestrianisation (行人專用區)


Objectives:

  • Improve pedestrian safety and mobility

  • Promote walking as a transport mode

  • Discourage access for non-essential vehicles

  • Improve overall pedestrian environment


Types of Pedestrian Schemes:

1. Full-time Pedestrian Street

  • Pedestrians have absolute priority

  • Vehicular access is restricted to emergency services only

  • Service vehicles may be allowed in specific period, for selected locations. e.g. at Paterson Street

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2. Part-time Pedestrian Street

  • Vehicular access is only allowed in specific periods

  • NO on-street parking space ⇨ minimize vehicular access to the area

  • Loading bays are provided for loading and unloading purposes

  • E.g. Sai Yeung Choi Street South


3. Traffic Calming Street

  • Footpaths are normally widened

  • On-street parking spaces are reduced as far as possible

  • Taxi stands and green minibus stands are only provided if relocation is not practical

  • NO restriction to vehicular access

  • Vehicles are slowed down through the use of traffic calming measures, such as speed tables, kerb build-outs, sharpened corners, road narrowings, gateways


Factors considered in developing a pedestrian scheme:

  • Pedestrian capacity and safety of the existing footways

  • Public demand and land use, e.g. are there shops or places of interest which would attract pedestrians flow?

  • Impact of pedestrianisation on the local traffic and the access and loading/unloading activities of the buildings in the vicinity


Related concepts:

  • Solutions to transport problems

  • Effectiveness and feasibility of the solutions

  • Traffic management strategies


Possible questions that can be asked:

  • (DBQ/ Essay) Evaluate/ discuss whether pedestrianisation is an effective solution in solving the transport problems in HK.