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Concept | Transportation Networks
The LRT network integrates the northern portion of line 13 into the regional scale.
Key components: General perpendicularity to Line 13; Integration into existing major road networks and forging new paths were the existing network becomes fragmented; Connection to Beijing-Shahezhen Airport; LRT stations intersect with Line 13 stations, improving mircro movement across the line and establishing connections with E-W pedestrian/bicycle network.
Design Challenge: Line13 acts as a boundary for North-South traffic flow.
Solution: Concentrate on pedestrian and bicycle access points accross line 13 to promote integration of north and south and that of the cellular developments which exist throughout the region; Link to act as a ‘public street’ and a location of public and social use, aggregation and rendezvous for the residents of these closed cellular compounds.
Rationale: Focus on pedestrian and bicycle traffic which are the primary means of inter-residential networking; Other forms of traffic such as rail and automobile are regional connectors rather than local ones and are thus not addressed here.
Integration: This new pedestrian/bicycle infrastructure physically links not only the cellular walled communities, but also newly created green garden spaces to promote neighbourhood interaction; Different types of paths can be thickened depending on location to integrate the labour program in areas such as mobile commercial units; The combination of bridging, paths, filtration marshes, community gardens form a type of line13 (segment 2) cooperate which itself maintains plots, small commercial outlets and thus acts not only as a connector for the purely residential communities, but also an organisation for local employment.
Commuter Integration: LRT acts as an intensified invasive transport infrastructure that works help alleviate and move traffic during peak transit times and out of the area; Connection of LRT as primarily a north-south movement of commuters to the Line 13 and 6th Ring Road linking perpendicularly to the Line 5 and extending south to the Olympic development area through Line 5; At non peak times, LRT frequency is drastically reduced and bicycle traffic takes over.
A. Mariangela Piccione, Gary Chien, Holly Jordan, Sandy Wong;
B. Maya Desai, Safora Khoylou, Timothy Lee, Matthew Spremulli;
C. Hayley Imerman, Esmond Lee, Sando Thordarson , Joseph Yau,
line delineator. Antoine Morris.
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