Green foredunes belt
Other green areas
Service area (106)
Lots area (in total 136 lots)
Xai-Xai IDP – DEMONSTRATION ACTIVITIES
Area in ha
7.1.2 Movement Network Road Network
The road network of Praia Velha is linked to the existing settlement of Xai-Xai Beach at two points:
To the east it connects with the existing dust road in the western outskirts of Xai-Xai
Beach which links to the main paved road; and
To the west it connects with the existing dust road which connects Wenela house
with the main road between Xai-Xai Beach and Cuidade do Xai-Xai (see Map
The eastern connection needs only a small rectification and paving of the existing street to allow for easy construction and movement towards the two main longitudinal feeder streets of Praia Velha.
The existing road from Wenela house to the main road is about 5 km long and at the moment can be used only by 4WD vehicles due to the steep segment at the top of dunes hills. Generally, this road is well placed and with relatively modest interventions and paving can become the western entrance to the entire area of Xai-Xai Beach. Therefore, in the future this connection can relieve the traffic from the main streets of the Xai-Xai Praia core area.
The street network within the Praia Velha allows for easy movement of vehicles due to the design principles of safety and easy flow that were adhered to. There are very few steep and cull de sac segments. These segments service only a relatively small number of lots. The network is quite efficient with an average of 24,5 meters of street per lot, as most of the streets are planned to feed the double row of lots (see Table 19 that follows).
The width of the street reserves are 6 meters allowing for the construction of shoulders which include pedestrian sidewalks on both sides of the street.