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Title: LAND USE AND CYCLING : TAKING CUES FROM JAPAN AND HONG KONG
Authors: LUM QIN JIE, GERALDINE
Keywords: Architecture
Landscape architecture
Hwang Yun Hye
2010/2011 LA
Analysis by comparison
Cycling
Land use
Modification
Street
Issue Date: 16-Jun-2011
Citation: LUM QIN JIE, GERALDINE (2011-06-16). LAND USE AND CYCLING : TAKING CUES FROM JAPAN AND HONG KONG. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Singapore is well known for its extensive rail and road transportation network. Despite this, it has become painfully apparent that cycling, as a mode of transport, has not been factored into the comprehensive system for cars and pedestrians, such that cyclists can ride neither on the tarred roads safely, nor on the pedestrian walkways efficiently. It is hypothesized that the study of similarities and differences between land use planning in Singapore and in relevant bicycle-friendly towns can help to determine how far or how close the former is to being a bicycle-friendly town itself. Ultimately, the dissertation is to give an idea of how much more modification/addition to the existing streetscape and network is needed to achieve a satisfactory standard for use by cyclists. Bicycle-friendly areas of Tokyo in Japan, and Sha Tin New Town in Hong Kong, are chosen for their similar size, population density, and urban (spatial) structure to Singapore in order to form the basis for a more accurate cross-analysis. Land use in these two areas will be analyzed from macro overview to micro scale through plans and sections. Similarities between the precedent studies and Singapore are identified in order to capitalize on them, while highlighting differences that indicate a need for careful consideration and mitigation during the design implementation process, such that the principles of the land use policies may be translated effectively. The study will conclude the feasibility of translation and the extent to which Singapore’s streets have to be modified so that it can be as successful.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222548
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