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 . 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.