“can only pass by one person, it is not easy to get off the foot, as if walking on the balance beam.” Recently, some citizens reported that a pedestrian passage on Wucheng street, Jinjiang District, Chengdu, is only about 40 cm wide, which is very narrow, which not only brings inconvenience to the traffic, but also has certain security risks. On August 23, the Red Star News reporter learned from the Shuyuan Street sub district office of Jinjiang District, Chengdu that the narrow sidewalk is a very rare phenomenon formed by adjusting measures to local conditions after the road expansion and reconstruction many years ago. The public’s response will be reflected to the relevant departments to study whether there are further optimization and improvement plans. The sidewalks of

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are only about 40 cm long. The citizens of

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reflect that the sidewalks of

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are too narrow and only 40 cm wide, and there is a potential safety hazard

when people and vehicles are mixed

on August 23, the Red Star News reporter came to Wucheng street, which has two-way four lane road and non motorized vehicle lane at the same time. However, on one side of the road, the originally spacious sidewalk suddenly turned into a narrow pedestrian passage, and the road was close to the courtyard wall of the nearby building, about 20 meters long. Subsequently, the reporter took out a tape measure to measure the width of the sidewalk, only about 40 cm. After observing the scene for a while, it was found that when several pedestrians walked to the narrow sidewalk at the same time, they would choose to go to the non motorized vehicle lane and bypass the narrow sidewalk section. At this time, there were vehicles passing by, which was dangerous. When there are two people passing by, one of them can drive on the pedestrian passage. It is not easy to get off the foot when walking, so it is necessary to set up the next person.

about 40 cm of sidewalk

for such a narrow sidewalk, passers-by at the scene told the reporter how they felt when passing through: “it’s too narrow, only one person can pass, but also side body, otherwise, it should be pasted on the wall.” “Pedestrians and non motor vehicles are on the same road, which does cause certain safety risks.”

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Red Star News reporters inquired that according to the regulations of Chengdu Municipal Engineering Planning Division (2015), the construction standard of sidewalks is that the minimum width of sidewalks at all levels of roads is 2 meters, and that of commercial or public places is 4 meters. In the reconstruction of old urban roads, the limit value of 2m can be adopted if the minimum width fails to meet the specified standard due to special conditions. The

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sub District Office responded:

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are very rare phenomena that are adapted to local conditions after road widening. They will reflect

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to relevant departments. Why is the sidewalk so narrow here? On August 23, the Red Star News reporter contacted the Shuyuan Street sub district office of Jinjiang District, Chengdu, and the relevant person in charge of the urban management and public security comprehensive law enforcement team of the urban management department responded.

“having a house first, then widening the road, has retreated to the bottom line of Jinshan building, so we can’t go back.” The person in charge introduced that, according to his understanding, this place has been formed for more than ten years. At that time, according to the actual situation of the road, the transformation had been carried out to the limit, and people’s houses could not be demolished. At the same time, there used to be a bus stop at this location, so it is easy to block the cars behind when parking. When designing the sidewalk, there is a corner, so this section of sidewalk is very narrow.

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is the 40 cm narrow sidewalk inconsistent with the relevant laws and regulations? The person in charge explained that this narrow sidewalk is a very rare phenomenon, which was formed according to the local conditions and planning at that time, while the relevant laws and regulations were formed in recent years, which are mainly used for the construction of new cities. Due to the limited geographical conditions in the old city area, if rectification can be carried out, it will be optimized accordingly. “As for the public’s response, we will report it to the relevant departments to see if there are further optimization and improvement plans.”

standard for sidewalk construction