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Genesis of footbridge design, from a community perspective

 Genesis of footbridge design, from a community perspective

Medium: conference paper
Language(s): en 
Conference: Footbridge 2014 - Past, Present & Future, London, 16-18 July 2014
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Year: 2014

Two residents of West London either side of the River Thames, Richard Woolf (architect) and Mark Wing (creative strategist) have established an initiative to convert the community’s ‘need’ for a footbridge into a ‘desire’ and to see it realised. The aim is to build a cycle and pedestrian bridge between Richmond and Ham connecting two areas within Richmond Borough separated by 100m of the River Thames, namely.

  1. On the East side (Surrey station) is Ham Lands – inaccessible, with leisure walks, nature reserves, heritage sites, polo grounds and sailing clubs, but with poor access to transport links and a reputation for attracting anti-social activities.
  2. On the West side (Middlesex station) is Strawberry Hill – densely populated, served well by major transport systems, with busy roads and places for education and work but limited access to leisure grounds.
pedestrian community Twickenham sustainable Ham Cycle Radnor Innovative Arcadian Thames

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