TOWNLAND was commissioned by the Nanshan District Government to undertake conceptual and detailed planning and design of pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure in Nanshan District, Shenzhen. After decades of increasing reliance upon private motor vehicles, the District Government wishes to turn to a low-carbon development pattern that emphasizes slow-traffic movement by foot or by bicycle. Project planning and design focused on two sub-districts within Nanshan District with a total area of nearly 20 square kilometers that would serve as models for the remaining District.
Planning and design scope included pedestrian system network planning (footpath hierarchy), multi-layered pedestrian system planning (above-grade footbridges and underground crossing facilities), pedestrian space and environmental planning (all-weather networks, landscaping, street furniture, etc.), wayfinding and signage system planning, inter-modal network planning, bicycle infrastructure network planning, slow-traffic system design guidelines, and slow-traffic implementation and phasing.