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Umhlanga New Town Centre

Marlboro Gautrain Station with Feeder and Distribution Buses

BWLC

Development Consortium

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PERFORMANCE QUALITIES

4.1 Equity of Access All people should have the choice to access a broadly equivalent set of opportunities.

Spatially, equity of access implies commitment to a movement system anchored by the lowest common denominator, pedestrians or people on foot.

4.2 Integration The issue of promoting integration in a society historically obsessed with separation is one of the most important of our time. Several kinds of integration are important for Linbro:

Integration with the surrounding development If Linbro is to be of its place, sustainable, and attractive for people to live and do business, integration with the greater urban environment is essential.

Integration of Modes of Movement Tying Linbro to a city-wide Public Transport System with an integrated grid or network of streets is crucial for efficient movement and encouraging use of public transport.

Social Integration Providing places for casual gathering and meeting requires using buildings, parks, urban squares, markets and transport interchanges to create defined and pleasant public spaces.

4.3 Efficiency Efficiency promotes a balance between urban performance and consumption. The underlying principle is the relationship of transport and density, and that higher density cities are more sustainable than low density cities.

Compact, high-density communities result in more efficient urban systems, delivering services at less cost per unit to each citizen. Use of compact, walkable, mixed-use settlements along transit corridors support effective and efficient infrastructure and transport systems, as opposed to a dependence on personal vehicles.

LINBRO PARK: Urban Design Framework Plan

June 2010

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