The phase 1 Nanning BRT corridor runs 11km with 17 stations from the downtown Nanning Railway Station to the newly opened high speed railway station, Nanning East Station. The cost of construction will be around 930 million yuan (US$141 million). Nanning's BRT corridor has quite high public transport volumes, with the highest current screen line count of passenger throughput at Wenhuagong showing around nearly 7,000 bus passengers per hour in two directions. Most of the stations use the "directional" station successfully used in Yichang. As in Yichang, GMEDRI and ITDP are leading the BRT design in Nanning, with ITDP's input focused on surveys and demand analysis, operational design, station configuration, impact analysis, and transit-oriented development along the BRT corridor. Nanning BRT ushered in its groundbreaking in March 2016, and will be China's first public private partnership (PPP) BRT project.
Among the 17 BRT stations in the Nanning BRT phase I, there are 4 at grade access at both-side of station, 3 at grade access at one-side of station + footbridge access, and 10 footbridge access. According to the practical experience, using the footbridge to enter the station will probably increase the detour distance for the citizen, shaping their willing to take BRT. Therefore, ITDP-China started by identifying the design entering stations, analyzed the current pedestrian routes from the residential communities around to the BRT stations, and put forward the accessibility improvement design with the adding some more at grade access.
he accessibility improvement design with the adding some more at grade access.
Landscaping Design along Nanning BRT corridor
Improving Landscaping design spots is an effective way to upgrade the public space along the BRT corridor and the whole city. There are a series of potential spaces with single use currently. The landscaping design was focusing the area within the boundary lines of roads, and made the detailed design plan for 3 typical small spaces, with the elements like landscape sketches, urban furniture, trees, covered walkway and so on, to improve the pedestrian environment in bad weathers.