Street Design Competition:
The Your Streets, Your Way competition looked to harness the creativity of residents by asking them to transform their local environment. The competition sought a community-led vision to improve the borough for both people and the planet. In Tulse Hill, community members were asked to submit design proposals for Holmewood Gardens x Roupell Park Estate.
Sustrans delivered engagement at Roupell Park to feed into the detailed design. The engagement focused on the competition winners, local residents and people who travelled through the areas.
An engagement stand was installed for 3 weeks, which generated conversations with local people about the project. This provided a dual purpose of informing people about the project and the winning designs whilst also inviting the public to write on the boards to feed into and build on what else was desired in the space. To enable a wider range of people to take part, Sustrans conducted a face-to-face pop-up at each location to direct people to the engagement stands and have conversations about the project.
Sustrans also ran an accessibility audit with a local resident who uses an adapted trike and is a member of inclusive cycling charity Wheels for Wellbeing to gain an understanding of how to ensure the designs could be made inclusive and accessible.
Notes from the board, conversations and interactions were collated and formed a core part of the design development process.
Engagement with competition winners:
Sustrans continued to engage the competition winner throughout the design process through meetings and site visits. Each winner also provided Sustrans with a voice note recording explaining their idea. These were shared at each of the three locations on the engagement boards via QR code as well as on social media.
Community Influencers - Peddle My Wheels
We've partnered with local cycling organisation Peddle My Wheels to encourage active travel amongst those typically under-represented in cycling.
The scheme is underway and will run for approximately 12 months, with successful applicants receiving a free bicycle, maintenance lessons, and training.
To apply, check out the website.