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Title: IMPACTS OF PEDESTRIANISATION ON CHINATOWN
Authors: HO TAT SOON
Keywords: Pedestrianisation
Walking Experience
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: HO TAT SOON (2004). IMPACTS OF PEDESTRIANISATION ON CHINATOWN. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Pedestrianised streets have been proven to bring about ample tangible benefits to all stakeholders involved. Although there have been several comprehensive studies that examined the evolution of pedestrian street development in a particular country such as Denmark, USA and England, little has been written about pedestrian schemes in Asian cities. Thus this study will find out whether the Pedestrianisation scheme has helped to revitalize Chinatown. The focus will be placed on several aspects; social, environmental and economic. This research will seek to understand if Pedestrianisation has an impact on businesses' turnovers, the overall air quality and the impression of the place. The main method of research will be through personal interviews to understand the impacts and impression Pedestrianisation has left on visitors and retailers in Chinatown. The survey was conducted on 200 visitors and 60 retailers in the area. Their responses were thoroughly examined and the findings revealed that Chinatown has livened up after Pedestrianisation and it has a positive impact on the turnover rate of businesses in the area. Though Pedestrianisation has left a positive impact on Chinatown as a whole, it is essential to note that despite the implementation of the infrastructure such as street furniture, pavements and lightings, it is crucial for relevant bodies to play an active role in enhancing the walking experience of the place. It can be done through encouraging of arts, busking and other crowd generating events.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/217934
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