Research on Pedestrian-Friendly TOD design: A Case Study of Wujiaochang Metro Station in Shanghai

Activity: SupervisionMaster Dissertation Supervision


In the fast-paced urbanization of China’s metropols, comprehensive transportation hubs play an important role in improving the speed of urban operations and creating a new symbol of the cities. Complete urban transportation hubs continue to emerge guided by public transportation and the integration of urban service functions (e.g. office space, commerce, culture, education and residence). As the volume of commercial space and transport stations continues to expand, they have gradually come to occupy space once dominated by pedestrians. As a consequence, the now-narrow pedestrian space in busy traffic lanes cannot meet the physical, spiritual and social needs of residents. Focusing on the surrounding spatial environment of rail transit stations in Shanghai, the research for this thesis first involved analysing the pedestrian space around the Wujiaochang metro transit station in Yangpu District, followed by a questionnaire-based survey on the service needs of surrounding residents for pedestrian space. The thesis clarifies that the comfort of the pedestrian space around rail transit stations is critical to improving residents’ quality of life and the utilisation rate of rail transit, based on case studies of the pedestrian space around metro transit stations in New York and Tokyo, two well-organised but different cities with rail transit. Finally, the thesis presents a conceptual model of a new people–vehicle diversion community design based on the studio project, including the design principles and basic methods.Try to distribute and transport automatic vehicles through the diversion of people and vehicles and the Internet of Things, aim to satisfied the pedestrian-friendly needs of residents.
PeriodJul 2022