She-Zi Island Case Study
Located on the confluence of Keelung River and Tamsui River, connecting with Monga Port and Dadaocheng Wharf which was largest and second-largest import and export nodes in the north of Taiwan respectively (from 1720 to 1920), She-Zi Island is the biggest sandbank in Taipei. Due to a heavy flood caused by a typhoon, Cody, in 1953, development of this area was compelled by regional policy (about 40-year developing stagnation); thus, it also has the last landscape of rice fields in the metropolis, Taipei (Lin, 2005). In general, this sandbank can be divided into two parts (Fig. 20), the north of this sandbank (a beak-shaped zone) for agriculture and light industry, and the southern one for residence.
4.2 Policy …show more content…
The bike lane (off the stocks) focuses on interior tourist attractions, such as farmlands or wetlands, connecting with the built bike routes in Mangrove (the northern opposite side of Tamsui River).
4.3 Comparative planning
Obviously, several core planning fields in Rotterdam can be associated. The Rotterdam planning of the waterfront is the first. Besides geography, the most similar point is both planning framework, which comprise different small zones, and then characteristic functions of those are developed continuously, such as farmlands and the ecological riverside in She-Zi Island, and Withelmina Pier area and Stadstuinen area in Kop van Zuid. They both have the potential for the leisure and tourism industry to promote local socio-economy. Furthermore, with the water and land transport system, they can connect to other bank areas or waterfronts. However, there are more difference between them. The development of the waterfront in Rotterdam dominate urban economy and population. On the contrary, the economy of She-Zi Island is situated on the edge of economic structure in Taipei. Additionally, compare to residential-led waterfront areas in Rotterdam, She-Zi Island planning focuses on environmental …show more content…
Besides the blue and green road mentioned above, the interior light rail network will connect with local transit systems. As long as integrate the notion of that into She-Zi Island, road safety can be enhanced. For instance, linear traffic ways are clearly arranged in the road planning by different speeds of transits, and the main metro station can be linked seamlessly. The bike infrastructure also should be considered in this project. Incorporating road signs, the high-quality lighting for safety, mass bike parks, these basic facilities will be the essential reasons why increasing the using rate