A study of pedestrian movements in Hong Kong urban area with and without Pedestrianisation Scheme

Jodie Y S Lee, Hing Keung William Lam

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Abstract

In order to enhance the quality of pedestrian environment, local pedestrian walking behavior is of prime importance to study for the planning and design of the pedestrian facilities in Hong Kong urban areas. This paper examines the movements of pedestrians within congested urban area in Hong Kong with and without the implementation of part-time Pedestrianisation Scheme (PS). Causeway Bay was chosen as the study area in which PS and/or pedestrian-only streets had been introduced in 2001. Comprehensive surveys have been conducted to derive the pedestrian travel patterns in terms of two pedestrian Origin-Destination (OD) trip matrices for the study area with and without the implementation of PS. These two OD trip matrices have been compared to illustrate the impacts of PS on pedestrian travel patterns and service performances of pedestrian facilities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransportation and the Economy - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2005
Pages490-499
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event10th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transportation and the Economy, HKSTS 2005 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: 10 Dec 200510 Dec 2005

Conference

Conference10th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transportation and the Economy, HKSTS 2005
CountryHong Kong
CityKowloon
Period10/12/0510/12/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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