Previously, I’ve written about how people in St Loyes are subverting the ‘normal’ design for the car, and making desire paths. Now, in Minecraft, I’m rolling out the red carpet for these champions of life, liberty and the pursuit of walking!
The pedestrian crossings on Rydon Lane are at road junctions, inconvenient for actual footpaths. You can clearly see the ‘desire paths’ where people cross the dual carriageway instead. So I laid out the red carpet in Minecraft.
#StLoyes #subversion #urbandesignforpeoplenotcars pic.twitter.com/OaiPvBbfBl
— Working with Gold (@workingwithgold) May 20, 2018
Mark from Exeter City Futures is joining in too, with a small example from the bottom of Quarry Lane. How many desire paths do you take (or can you spot) on your journeys around St Loyes?
One desire path spotted and minecrafted 😁 pic.twitter.com/M0BHrXOwPQ
— Mark Jones (@MacJoney) May 26, 2018