Length in m
Number of Lots
Length per lot in m
A B C D E F G H I J K L
300 483 132 138 367 215 300 289 482 286 174 170
35 65 25
6 26 7 10 21 9 11 11 1 24 6 4
50.0 23.7 18.9 13.8 17.5 26.8 27.3 26.3 482.0 12.0 29.0 42.5
Sport Centre Coastal Cull de Sac Western Lateral Western Cul de Sac Northern Lateral Southern Lateral
Total Praia Velha
DEMONSTRATION ACTIVITIES - Xai-Xai IDP
Street and Lots Ratio
The main pedestrian movement is along the blufftop of the foredunes. This is placed along the only existing dusty road, which is highly eroded. This road is thus transformed into a scenic walkway that aids the protection of these sensitive areas. This walkway is the eastern extension of the Xai-Xai Beach Praia promenade.
The lateral pedestrian accesses should allow for easy movement towards the green belt and the beach. The segments of these lateral routes that cross the foredune should be elevated to avoid vegetation damage which leads to sand blowouts.
All streets are planned with pedestrian walkways on both sides.
It is recommended that less busy streets and pedestrian routes be paved with concrete bricks that can be produced locally, thus creating employment in the area.
7.1.3 Placing of Public Facilities
As this is a resort area, which is close to the core of Xai-Xai Beach, the neighbourhood is provided with the minimum of public facilities. The central position is dedicated to the small market area to serve the residents. It is located in one of the depressions in the dunes area so as to reserve the prime locations for houses. Besides a market, store and parking area it gives opportunity to create a small children’s playground with a splash pool. It simultaneously acts as a drainage area. Two other drainage areas could also be utilised as green areas and equipped with children’s playgrounds.
On the eastern side the shallow depression, which currently serves as an improvised football ground a sport centre is planned. This area is approximately 2.0 ha large and could be designed to accommodate tennis, volleyball and other small size sport playgrounds. It should be multi-functional and serve both the local community and the residents in order to be sustainable. If it is equipped with a clubhouse, parking area, swimming pool, mini golf, etc. it can also provide services to both Praia Velha residents and tourists.
All public facilities are highly accessible both on foot and by car and their lots are designed in such a way as to be able to accommodate a variety of facilities.