As transitional space
Residents, workers, service providers & receivers
As recreation space
Elderly, artist, homeless people
4.Contradiction between planning and vision
Planning for Tsuen Wan New Town Development
Vision for transforming Hong Kong into walkable city
5.1 Mixed land use
Problem: Kwai Chung has a moderate distance between land use, and low to moderate connectivity among destinations.
Opportunity: The higher the degree of mixed land use, the higher accessibility to various land use.
Constraint: Land use conflict.
5.2 Continuous pedestrian network
Problem: Fragmented pedestrian network that provides merely point-to-point access.
Opportunity: Continuous pedestrian network (e.g. extensive street, footbridge, and subway network) to enhance site connectivity.
Constraint: Logistics vehicle adaptability. Potential to become a commercial-led project.
5.3 Pedestrian condition
Problem: Vehicle-led safety issue. Aging population. Dumping in oversight area.
Opportunity: Safe and hygienic pedestrian conditions are pre-requisite of pedestrian flow. Pedestrians can passively monitor pedestrian conditions as well.
Constraint: Logistics vehicle adaptability. Logistics-led dumping.
5.3 Dynamics of pedestrian walkway
Problem: Walkway merely as transition space. Limited pedestrian interaction. Regulations in public area.
Opportunity: Public activities and green create dynamics in pedestrian walkways.
Constraint: Pollution. Narrow path width.
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