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Title: A RESEARCH ON THE EFFECTS OF LAND PARCELS - ON BICYCLE PATHS OF DIFFERENT AGENCIES IN TAMPINES CYCLING TOWN
Authors: TAN YI WEI
Keywords: Architecture
Landscape architecture
Hwang Yun Hye
2010/2011 LA
Issue Date: 16-Jun-2011
Citation: TAN YI WEI (2011-06-16). A RESEARCH ON THE EFFECTS OF LAND PARCELS - ON BICYCLE PATHS OF DIFFERENT AGENCIES IN TAMPINES CYCLING TOWN. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Tampines New Town is the first cycling town in Singapore. It acts as a test bed of cycling paths done by various agencies. However, different organisations own different parts of the land. This situation has resulted in bicycle paths being constricted, sidetracked or even abruptly stopped short along the route where one agency‘s land meets another. Land allocation inflexibility has also resulted in a limitation on the planning of a holistic network for bicycles. This paper thus seeks to explore the consequences and inadequacies that have resulted from three existing cycling paths done by individual agencies. We will first examine Singapore‘s land lot status and the constraints and regulations of relevant authorities that own the fragmented plots. A comprehensive study of each agency‘s path attributes will next be analysed and mapped along with the land parcels of the area. The strengths and weaknesses of each path will be tabulated. Path Characteristics a) Connectivity -Distances to Nodes—Schools, Industries, Town Centres, Neighbourhood Centres -Linkages with Other Modes -Path Fragmentation along Route 5 b) Safety -Path Widths and Crossings -Path Characteristics—Surface Material, Topography, Bends, Obstacles -Side Traffic Volume and Speed Limits c) Integration - Path Equipment—Signs, Lighting, Bins, Shade, Others -Path Contexts and Functions Each path characteristic will be investigated and the results will be evaluated to determine the qualities and deficiencies in the design of each bicycle path. The paper will also discuss about the possibilities of incorporating the different designs together to achieve a common intention. Ultimately, it is hoped that this study can result in a better planning and perhaps a new conception of bicycle path typology that seeks to mitigate various types of land. It may also suggest to policy makers on having a centralised cycling agency in Singapore to create a more comprehensive bicycle network plan in future.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/220369
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