Hong Kong Pedestrian Study
The urban area of Hong Kong is amongst the most intensely used of any city. After decades of growth, intensive development, road building and reclamation, the public realm and in particular the pedestrian environment had become severely degraded. Despite having one of he highest uses of public mass transit in the world, the pedestrian environment in particular is often very user unfriendly.
The study was commissioned by Hong Kong’s planning department as a territory wide evaluation of the status of the pedestrian realm. The second stage developed a manual of pro-pedestrian standards for all roads and public rights of way throughout Hong Kong. Specific areas were identified as examples in various parts of the central urban area and in the new territories new towns. Intervention proposals were developed and tested for application throughout the SAR. The study lasted two years and after initially providing expert urban design input, Place Dynamix Director, Ian Lyne became the project director.