Location: Stockwell, Borough of Lambeth, London
Population: 8 million
Metro: 13.8 million
Length: Approx. 100 m–2 blocks
Right-of-Way: 12 m
Cost: 700,000 GBP (110,000 USD)
Funding: Lambeth Council
Speed: N/A – No posted speed
Van Gogh Walk, previously Isabel Street, is the centerpiece of a resident-led project in Stockwell, a district in south London. This project has transformed a traditional street into a new shared street and community space.
Funding for the street transformation was allocated by the borough council and obtained by a local nonprofit called Streets Ahead. It captured the future value of planning gains for the improvement of neighborhood streets.
Isabel Street was a 12 m wide residential street, lightly trafficked, and often used as a play area by neighborhood children.
Most surrounding properties are residential units without gardens, and the nearest park is some distance away, creating a demand for public space.