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Walkable City, Living Streets

May 7, 2013, 8:45am-5:00pm
Exhibition Hall, Energizing Kowloon East Office, 122 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

Event website: http://www.civic-exchange.org/wp/walkability_en/

In support of the Second United Nations Global Road Safety Week focused on ‘pedestrian safety’, Civic Exchange, Community for Road Safety and Designing Hong Kong will co-host a full day event entitled Walkable City, Living Streets. Three main themes of conferences, ‘Pedestrian Network Planning’, ‘Pedestrian Safety’ and ‘Streets as Public Spaces’, will be given and followed by a panel discussion on integrating the three themes in urban and transport planning in Hong Kong.

Background:

With the reputation of a world-class transport system, a major emphasis in Hong Kong has been the efficient movement of vehicle traffic. This approach, however, can often sacrify the safety, convenience, and comfort of non-motorized road users. How do we balance the interests of different road users and entice people to walk longer before taking transport? If we aspire to the vision of building Hong Kong as a liveable city, are we giving enough priority to the needs of pedestrians? Do our networks offer excellent connectivity and accessibility, as well as quality spaces for all to enjoy social life? This event would be a valuable opportunity for you to explore these questions with the public sectors, academia, and transport and planning professionals.

Conference details:

Date: 7 May 2013 (Tue)
Time: 08:45 – 17:00
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Energizing Kowloon East Office, 122 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong (Map)
Language: The full-day conference will be conducted in English (lunch-time forum will be conducted in Cantonese)
Registration: This event is free of charge but registration is needed.



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