Monday, 19 August 2013

Mitcham Lane refreshed

It's been a busy month and summer!

In light of the comments received to my previous post about Mitcham Lane, I've started a new petition. I've also come across a new tool which is simply amazing!

Use Google satellite view and their measuring tool and you get a good estimation of the width of the road. If you zoom in below you'll get a good idea.

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Which I measured up at approximately 18m in places, and did this rough mock up of the street.

Then using the same width, I came up with these two options:

Granted neither of them are perfect, but then I'm not an engineer. It does however illustrate very simply that there is clearly the space for us to have high quality cycle tracks if we ask for them.

With that in mind, I've set up the following petition: Let's make Mitcham Lane safe for all

I'm hoping that Wandsworth Cycling Campaign will be able to endorse the petition. Thought that with already 49 people having signed it, perhaps you could help spread the word a little further.


1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    my name is Ana isabel, I'm an architect and a researcher at grupo Indisciplinar, from Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

    I'm writing my masters dissertation on open source urbanism and digital tools for civic participation and collaborative design and space production. One of the tools I approach on my work is StreetMix.

    I can see you used the tool for your simulations, and it would be great to learn more about the outcomes, your experience, and if you used it again in other circunstances.

    Thank you very much,

    Best regards,