DIY Porter's Lodge
Barking & Dagenham
Bio: This community led street redesign project in Mayesbrook neighbourhood is a two year initiative with Sustrans in partnership with the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. The project will focus on the neighbourhood to the south of Porter's Avenue and north of Becontree station, between Parsloes Park and Mayesbrook Park. A community led design approach puts the real issues residents care about at the heart of the street redesign process and facilitates the reclaiming of public space for community use. Community members will be engaged at every stage of the decision making process and can really have their say on how they want their streets to be. This project will give the initiative back to residents and allow them to create a space suitable for people to meet, socialise, and play. Sustrans is the charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. Our work makes it possible for people to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in.