On September 22, 2018, the St. John’s Bike Network Design Jam was held in conjunction with our Neighbourhood Summit. This design jam was facilitated by organized by the BEAP Lab at Memorial University and Avalon Cycling, and was facilitated by Dr. Daniel Fuller and Ryan Butt.
What is a Design Jam?
An “idea jam” — also known as a “design jam”, “nerd jam” or simply a “jam” — is a collaborative brainstorming activity or event, geared towards generating solutions in a fun and creative environment. Jams can be self- or group-initiated, or planned in advance and facilitated. The format of a jam is flexible to the problem that is being addressed.– Participedia
In this case, the BEAP Lab and Avalon Cycling invited a group of cycling and urban design enthusiasts to come together around three objectives for the day:
- Design a fully connected bike network for the Avalon
- Define 3 priority projects for the City of St. John’s new cycling plan
- Define pain points for cycling in the City of St. John’s
Report to Consultants
Fourteen people participated in the Design Jam, and a full report can be found at the link below. In addition to the written report, you can find a map representing the citizen-led design here.
The final report from this Design Jam will be submitted to St. John’s City Council and Trace Planning and Design, who are tasked with completing a new bicycle strategy and master plan for the City of St. John’s.
Our hope is that this report – developed by cyclists for cyclists – will be considered during the development of this strategy and master plan. Please get in touch with us to let us know what you would like to see in a St. John’s Bike Network, and an Integrated Mobility Network for St. John’s.
Let us know what you think below, Happy Citizens!