TOWNLAND was commissioned to undertake a Planning Study for a Pedestrian and Bicycle System in Suzhou New District (223 square kilometers). This multidisciplinary comprehensive Planning Study included inputs in relation to Urban Planning, Urban Design, Ecological and Environmental Design, Landscape Design, Architectural Design, Traffic Engineering as well as Historical and Cultural Preservation. TOWNLAND drew from advanced international experience and created a human-oriented, safe and comfortable pedestrian and bicycle network which is seamlessly connected with public transit and links to various urban functions. The purpose of the Study was to promote slow-traffic culture in Suzhou, to provide various types of open spaces and activity places integrated with the pedestrian and bicycle system to encourage social interaction and to create business opportunities.
TOWNLAND also formulated Detailed Action Plans and Public Policy Recommendations to stimulate close cooperation among different Government Departments as well as active participation of the Private Sector. The Communities and the Public were engaged in the entire planning and decision-making processes to ensure that the outcomes of the Plan meet public aspirations.