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Pedestrian environment improvement project on sections 5 and 6 of Roosevelt Road for flood control and disaster mitigation

The Pedestrian environment improvement project on sections 5 and 6 of Roosevelt Road started on Oct 6 2015 and was completed on Jun 30 2016. NT$ 147,345,085 was spent on this project which includes the expansion of sidewalks, addition of bike routes and installation of pot plants that eventually are connected into long, continuous strips of green belt for increased green coverage and the landscaping of shaded corridor. This idea is to construct an obstacle-free living environment. The sidewalks are expanded to build a pedestrian-friendly environment as well as realize the “people-oriented” transportation concept. Arts are incorporated in the spatial design to combine street life aesthetics and introduction of cultural design.

Water-permeable pavement is employed in the project as an effort to increase groundwater , reduce thermal island effect in the urban setting and provide flood control and disaster mitigation. Green belts are also installed for a rich biodiversity. The project was split into two contracts for simultaneous construction works, reducing the impacts to local traffic. The section “from Keelung road to Xinglong Road” is known for heavy traffic. Therefore, the existing road profiles and cross sections remain while the sidewalks are improved for the leveling of pedestrian space. The section “from Xinglong Road to Beixin Bridge” is much wider and, therefore, the cross sections are redesigned as the sidewalks are widened from 3m to 6m, allowing separation of pedestrian and bike traffic.

Pedestrian environment improvement project on sections 5 and 6 of Roosevelt Road

Pedestrian environment improvement project on sections 5 and 6 of Roosevelt Road

Pedestrian environment improvement project on sections 5 and 6 of Roosevelt Road

Pedestrian environment improvement project on sections 5 and 6 of Roosevelt Road